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November 2017: Jobs & Opportunities round-up

Our monthly round-up of opportunities combining books and technology. If you have any opportunities you would like to submit, please get in touch.


Ebook Sales and Promotion Manager – Unbound

Deadline: Not specified, please apply ASAP.

We are looking for an energetic, entrepreneurial and sales oriented manager to take our growing list of digital first titles to the next level.

The right candidate will have experience growing sales ebook volume and value for a list and be familiar with the various promotional and marketing strategies available. They will be charged with growing sales for Unbound’s growing list of digital first titles.

Responsibilities include:

– Sales strategy, marketing plans, spend and budget for a wide range of digital books.
– Manage sales strategy for ebooks, including: metadata management; price variation and promotion; marketing campaigns; copywriting and optimisation; data analysis; upload and file management.
– Analyse and respond to sales trends across all titles.
– Create regular reports on sales data, manage marketing spend and provide data analysis on post campaign results.
– Input into departmental strategy and processes. Market orientated feedback to editorial policy.

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Metadata Coordinator and Production Assistant – Pottermore

Deadline: Not specified, please apply ASAP.

The key purpose of the role is to ensure our metadata and digital assets are managed effectively in-house and externally, and that changes are executed seamlessly, accurately and on time. The role holder will have accountability for the collation and delivery of product metadata across the full range of products, in all of Pottermore Publishing’s business areas.

The role holder will also be the main business user for BiblioLive and CoreSource, and will have a key role in assessing new business needs as well as implementing and testing changes to these systems.

In addition, the role holder will be trained to support the Product team in the creation of eBooks and the recording and remastering of audio books. This will involve working closely with partners and suppliers on a range of products in multiple languages. Tasks will include market research, trafficking assets and product testing.

More info…


Consumer Insight Director, Audiences & Audio (Maternity Cover) – Penguin Random House

Deadline: 3rd November

As Consumer Insight Director your mission is to inspire curiosity about consumers and their reading and purchasing behaviours.

You’ll play a vital role in driving a consumer-focused culture that strengthens every step of the publishing process by ensuring business strategies are underpinned by real insights and the ‘consumer world’ is brought to life.

You’ll make sure Penguin Random House is at the cutting edge of consumer insight, working with the most inspirational agencies and using the best tools and technologies to drive insight around the consumer through an on-going programme of research.

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Programme Manager – Spread the Word

Deadline: 3rd November

Spread the Word is seeking a talented and creative individual to lead on organising, managing and executing our year round programme of workshops and events alongside strategic programmes of activity.

This is an exciting time for the Spread the Word as we seek to increase our reach and impact for London’s writers, move in to our next round of Arts Council England National Portfolio funding for the period 2018-22 and launch a major London-wide initiative – the London Writers Awards.

Our Programme Manager Patrice Lawrence is becoming a full time writer (congratulations Patrice!) and so we are seeking a talented and creative individual to come and join our team at The Albany. This is an exciting and dynamic role focused on opening up opportunities and providing support for London’s writers and building wider engagement with writing and reading across London’s communities. This is a full time, permanent position.

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Communications and Project Manager – Spread the Word

Deadline: 3rd Nov
Spread the Word is seeking an experienced individual to deliver writer and reader engagement projects and lead on our communications strategy.

This is an exciting time for the Spread the Word as we seek to increase our reach and impact for London’s writers, move in to our next round of Arts Council England National Portfolio funding for the period 2018-22 and launch a major London-wide initiative – the London Writers Awards.

We are seeking a talented and creative individual to come and join our team at The Albany. The role includes managing the London Short Story Prize, the national Life Writing Prize and City of Stories programme alongside working with the Project and Communications Assistant to develop and implement effective communications campaigns across the organisation’s work and programmes. This position is for one year (maternity cover) and four days a week.

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Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing – University of Chichester

Deadline: 9th November

The Department of English and Creative Writing is looking to appoint a Senior Lecturer to teach on our BA in Creative Writing. Our students are encouraged to explore the richness and breadth of the subject and as a Senior Lecturer in the department, you will join a team a unique and diverse team of academic critics, literary theorists and practicing writers, enabling students to develop their skills as readers, critics and writers of literature.

You will be a practicing and published writer with an interest in new digital platforms, software, and technologies which can enable new forms of storytelling and offer new opportunities for writers.

With a qualification at Masters Level and ideally a Doctorate in a relevant subject area, you will be committed to maintaining and developing your knowledge of the subject area and expected to contribute to the research and income generation activities of the department.

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Strategic Digital Project Support Officer

Deadline: 12th November

This is a fantastic opportunity to help conceptualise, design and shape a digital public library service for the UK.  Working with leading players across the public, library, digital and publishing sectors, you will support a 12 month (possibly 18 month) project to develop and test the proposition for a single digital presence for UK public libraries.

Based within the Corporate Affairs Team, you will provide administrative and project support to the Strategic Lead.  This is likely to include assisting with stakeholder interviews and organising workshops and events as well tasks to help with researching and writing a report presenting options and recommendations.

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Marketing Executive (P/T) – Writing East Midlands

Deadline: 17th November 2017

Writing East Midlands, the literature development agency for the region, is hiring a Marketing Executive. The role involves providing marketing support for our, and partner, activities which includes promoting writing courses, masterclasses, events, festivals, competitions, and core projects and programmes, through website, e-letters and e-mags, social media and appropriate print.

The post holder will work as part of a small, highly committed, friendly team based in Nottingham. They will also be responsible for the organisation’s digital presence and development, and for planning, executing, evaluating and reporting marketing and audience development activity. The role is well positioned for career progression.

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Publicity & Marketing Manager – Litro Magazine

Deadline: 17th November 2017

A role involving marketing, public relations, event planning, distribution, sales and social media, for an innovative established literary & arts platform aimed at encouraging cross-cultural conversations.

Founded in 2005, Litro Magazine’s ethos is the discovery of new emerging talent and giving them a platform to be read alongside literary stalwarts.

You’ll need to keep abreast of what’s happening in the industry, with a constant eye out for new opportunities – organisations to collaborate with, advertising spots in print & online, time-specific happenings for tie-in events & promotions. You’ll also need to be creative, with original ideas for getting the most out of a small budget and helping Litro Magazine to continue to stand out from the crowd.

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Festival Assistant – Bradford Literature Festival

Deadline: 30th November

This role is offered on a 12-month basis as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme. However, there may be the possibility of renewal for the right candidate.

Bradford Literature Festival is looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing Festival Assistant to join the team and aid with delivery of the 2018 event and the artistic output for 2019. This is a new role which has been devised to offer additional support to the festivals growing marketing and production teams between January 2018 and January 2019.

The Festival Assistant will be involved in the planning and execution of the festivals digital marketing campaign, including the festival website, social media channels and CRM system as well as supporting the production team in research, planning and logistics. Post-festival, the Festival Assistant will play a key role in the evaluation process, measuring audience data, online analytics and customer feedback. The Festival Assistant will then aid in the planning and execution of the 2019 programme, working closely with the School’s Engagement Co-ordinator to begin the 2019 Schools and Young People’s Programme.

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