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Edinburgh University Press: Marketing Assistant (maternity cover)

Apply by 5pm on Friday 30th September 2022 for this full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position.

Edinburgh University Press is a thriving academic publisher of books and journals with an emphasis on the Humanities and Social Sciences. We are looking for a Marketing Assistant or Executive to join the team at our Edinburgh office for a full time maternity cover contract (up to 12 months).

You will ideally have experience of providing patient and friendly customer service in an author-, customer- or client-focussed role. You will work closely with our Marketing Managers to support campaign activity across our subject areas in books and journals. You will provide strong support to our authors: preparing and fulfilling review plans, creating flyers, coordinating blog submissions and answering general queries. Experience of working with MS Office and InDesign is preferred.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide exceptional author care to book and journal contributors
  • Deliver excellent administration and reporting
  • Create asset and content material in line with brand and profile
  • Provide support for list marketers
  • Collaborate on team and project work

At EUP, we are building a culture based on the principles of creativity, communication and community, reflecting our values of aspiration, responsibility and collaboration. We place an emphasis on the care and respect with which we treat all our stakeholders, including our authors, editors, customers and our colleagues. We believe that working together as a team will give us the best chance of achieving our vision for EUP: connecting people and ideas to inspire critical creative thinking, offer new perspectives and shape the world we live in.

  • Salary: £22,000–£24,200 (depending on experience)
  • Full time, temporary (up to 12 months)
  • Location: Edinburgh office (with option for days from home)
  • Holiday: 40 days a year (including bank holidays)
  • Flexible working options available

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th September 2022
Preferred start date: November 2022

For more information and to apply, see the Edinburgh University Press website.

 

Barrington Stoke: Sales Administrative Assistant

Apply by Wednesday 5th October 2022. Barrington Stoke, one of Scotland’s leading independent children’s publishing houses, is seeking an enthusiastic, well organized Sales Administrative Assistant, a team player, with strong, numerical and communication skills and a sound knowledge of all computer packages who can make a real contribution to a dynamic department.

It is key that you are passionate about books, but also that you have an eye for detail and the ability to multi-task.

If you already have some publishing or bookselling experience, or a relevant qualification, and would like to work as part of a small, dynamic team in an exciting and busy environment then this is the perfect opportunity.

The role offers an all-round introduction to the publishing business and is an ideal starting point for anyone seeking to develop a career in children’s publishing.

Salary: £18,000

 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th October 2022

 

For further information, please contact Anne Mather on anne.mather@barringtonstoke.co.uk

Leamington Books: Assistant Publisher

Apply by 5pm on Wednesday 28th September for this six-month publishing role based in Edinburgh.

Leamington Books are looking for an Assistant Publisher to join their team.

The successful candidate will complete one publishing cycle with a book, seeing it from selection to design, through marketing and distribution. Other responsibilities will include managing communications, and developing relationships with bookshops and retailers.

Leamington Books operates a TikTok shop and would be interested in any candidate who would like to manage and develop this.

Applicants must be a member of the GCAS Talent Pool.

Essential

  • Applicants must be a member of the GCAS Talent Pool
  • Strong desire to work in publishing
  • Willingness to adhere to the company values of fun, safety and creativity

Desirable

  • Positive communication skills
  • Interest in social media marketing
  • Nose in a book
  • Being able to undertake author communications

To apply visit the GCAS portal using the job reference number GCAS382.

Hodder Education Group: Commissioning Editor

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Apply by Sunday 25th September 2022 for this full-time, permanent position which can be based in Edinburgh, London or one of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a strongly market-focused Commissioning Editor to develop and deliver our publishing plans in FE. You’ll work with teachers, partners and leaders across FE to develop new courses that impact young people’s lives, including significant new digital services.

You will be the creative driver of what we offer to colleges and schools, and that creativity will be linked  to a commercial energy to drive growth in our revenues – and profit – as well as market share. The role is part of an experienced Secondary/FE commissioning team and reports to a Senior Publisher.

We can shape your lists based on your own interests and experience, but opportunities include hospitality & catering, design & technology, construction and building services.

In this role, you will:

  • Be a key member of our friendly and successful FE team
  • Work collaboratively to deliver publishing plans in FE, so that we are able to deliver profitable long-term growth
  • Drive our market research across a range of markets in UK colleges (and schools) to build a deep understanding of customers
  • Spend lots of time engaging with teachers, students, awarding organisations and industry bodies
  • Commission new resources based on market needs across print and digital media
  • Be the key contact for our authors, working effectively with them, enabling them to produce quality, market-focused materials for teachers and learners
  • Manage your subscription services with updates in line with your customers’ needs
  • Actively manage your backlist publishing
  • Work closely with colleagues, particularly in Sales and Marketing, to ensure that your publishing is customer-focused and well-presented to market
  • Maintain and build influential relationships with key partners in education

 

Who we are looking for

If you have a passion for further and vocational education, this is your chance to put that to great use.

We’d love you to have a strong track record in educational commissioning, ideally in FE. Experience of working with awarding bodies and leading authors would be very valuable.

You will have worked on educational resources being developed in line with changing curriculum requirements and shown that you can balance curriculum demands with a deep knowledge of classroom teaching. You will want to enjoy having a deep understanding of the needs of teachers and students.

You will have the personality to develop successful and long-lasting partnerships with authors and educational partners. Above all, you will have a creative and enquiring mindset that you want to bring to solve problems for teachers and students.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Sheffield or Banbury, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

We are happy to discuss a range of many flexible-working options.

 

Who we are and what we do

Further Education is one of the most dynamic and important parts of UK education. We are proud of our market-leading position in further and vocational education. We publish digital resources, textbooks and revision materials for college and school students. This is a great opportunity to be part of that team and to shape future resources from key stage 3 to the brand-new T Levels.

We are part of the Hodder Education Group, which is a vibrant business within Hachette UK. Over recent years we have won market share beyond UK curriculum change, and significantly grown our international business. We have made a string of exciting acquisitions, including Illuminate Publishing and John Catt Education. We are a leading player in educational assessment.

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

John Murray Press: Publicity Manager

Apply by Friday 23rd September 2022 for this full-time, permanent position which can be based in Edinburgh, London or any of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

As Publicity Manager you will be responsible for creating and implementing your own PR campaigns, fully integrating all aspects of the media and events spaces to positively raise the profile and awareness of the author and book. You will be required to confidently present plans to colleagues in-house and externally to authors and agents, regularly updating key stakeholders on progress, as well as offering exceptional author care and maintaining excellent relationships with authors and agents.

 

Who we are looking for

You will have proven experience within publicity with a proven track record of working on industry-leading, consumer-focused and sales-driving publicity campaigns.

A love of book club fiction and lifestyle titles would be a bonus for this role. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Press Officer looking for the next step – this role will play a key part in contributing to our ongoing success.

The ideal candidate will be extremely efficient, have a broad range of contacts across the media and events, and bring initiative, creativity, and passion to the role. The ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and be a strong team player are also vital.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

 

Who we are and what we do

John Murray Press is one of the fastest growing and most profitable divisions of Hachette UK. After almost 10 years of continuous growth, the addition of several exciting new imprints and an increasing number of bestsellers, we are looking to expand our award-winning Communication team.

Our Trade-facing imprints include John Murray, publishing the very best in literary fiction and upmarket non-fiction; the newly announced Baskerville Books, publishing the most distinctive crime and thriller titles in the market; Two Roads, a proudly populist list of bestselling non-fiction; and Basic Books, the home of heavyweight non-fiction with a global outlook across history, economics, science and philosophy. Our authors have won the Costa Biography Award, the Costa First Novel Award, the Royal Society Science Book Prize, the Women’s Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Encore Award, among others. We were short-listed for Publisher of the Year at the British Book Awards in 2019 and 2021, and John Murray won Imprint of the Year in 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our award-winning and dynamic Communications team. You will be working across our wide range of imprints encompassing a range of bestselling and prize-winning publishing from exciting debuts, crime fiction and celebrity-led titles, to lifestyle, memoir, and thought-provoking non-fiction. John Murray Press publish books of excellence and lasting value written by authors with passion and expertise. Our authors include Billy Connolly, Matthew Syed, Andrea Wulf, Akala, Mick Herron, Jen Sincero, Miriam Margolyes, Frankie Boyle, Fiona Mozley, Jonathan Freedland and Susie Dent.

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Little, Brown: Publishing Director (12 month FTC)

Apply by Thursday 29th September 2022 for this full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position which can be based in Edinburgh, London or any of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

This role would be standing in for the Publisher, overseeing their responsibilities on the Piatkus list. The role would include but is not limited to: publishing a large and successful list of around twenty-five to thirty authors and re-contracting where necessary, acquiring new women’s fiction projects for Piatkus Fiction, managing two members of the PCR Team, working together with the Constable Fiction Publishing Director and PCR Brand Publisher to select and support priority titles across the Piatkus and Constable lists.

 

Who we are looking for

The role would suit an energetic, organised, and highly-motivated candidate with several years of publishing experience who is looking for a new challenge. You should have a proven track record of successful publishing, excellent knowledge of the UK and US commercial fiction markets and experience in author management and negotiation. We’re looking for someone truly passionate about all kinds of commercial fiction with a strong list of agent and rights agent contacts.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

 

Who we are and what we do

PCR Fiction (Piatkus and Constable Fiction) are part of Little, Brown Publishers, publishing a huge range of commercial fiction from thrillers to romance. Piatkus Fiction publishes a huge range of commercial fiction projects, from Julia Quinn, author of Bridgerton, to the globally bestselling Nora Roberts, to fantasy authors Charlaine Harris, JR Ward and Christine Feehan to bestselling romcom writers Sally Thorne and Christina Lauren and crime authors such as Kate Ellis and Frances Brody. Constable Fiction publishes crime and thriller fiction, including worldwide bestseller MC Beaton and Sunday Times bestseller MW Craven.

We’re a supportive, warm and friendly team and for the right candidate looking to learn more about publishing strategy, leadership and list management this is an unmissable opportunity.

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Little, Brown: Junior Editor/Editor (12 month FTC)

Apply by Sunday 2nd October 2022 for this full-time, fixed-term (12 months) position which can be based in Edinburgh, London or any of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be looking after a range of commercial fiction including romcom, saga, historical and festive fiction. Working closely with the Editorial Director, you’ll take the lead on publishing for 8-10 frontlist authors as well as contributing to backlist strategy and some publishing support. Commissioning new authors and projects isn’t essential for this role but if the right project came along or if you had a standout original idea, you’d be fully supported in the acquisitions process.

 

Who we are looking for

You’ll be highly motivated and you’ll love learning. You’ll have experience editing manuscripts and, ideally, some author/agent-facing experience, too. You might not have single-handedly led a publication through from start to finish yet but you’ll have a clear idea about how to identify a strong pitch, an understanding of the retailer landscape and the ability to construct a well-informed publication vision. You’ll be fastidiously organised, an excellent communicator, familiar with the critical path and brilliant at writing copy and cover briefs. You’ll be a solutions-orientated team-player able to work well within your own team as well as with colleagues from every department in the company. Ideally, you’ll be well versed in the commercial fiction market, especially romcom, saga, historical and festive fiction.

NB Little, Brown has a managing editorial team so you will not be required to oversee freelancers or files beyond the editing stage but an understanding of these processes will stand you in good stead.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

 

Who we are and what we do

Sphere is the commercial hub of Little, Brown (the largest company within Hachette and four-time winner of the trade’s Publisher of the Year Award). Sphere fiction is home to long-established brands Clare Mackintosh, Jenny Colgan, Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Nicholas Sparks and more as well as recent bestsellers and brands of the future Ali Hazelwood, Ant Middleton and Colleen Hoover. Our ethos is to publish something for everyone.

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

 

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Headline: Editorial Director/Publisher

Apply by Sunday 25th September 2022 for this full-time, permanent position which can be based in Edinburgh, London or any of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for managing and growing Headline’s thriving history and serious narrative non-fiction list. You will take over direct responsibility for a diverse, hard-hitting and thought-provoking stable of bestselling authors including Alex von Tunzelman, Al Murray, Leo Houlding, James Barr, the We have Ways podcast team and the Imperial War Museum. Reporting to the Publishing Director, you will have strategic responsibility for your genres and the buying power to rapidly expand your list.

 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced commissioner/publisher with an impeccable network of contacts who is motivated by success, has a reputation for driving their books on to the bestseller lists, and is capable of generating ideas of their own as well as attracting the very best agent submissions.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Who we are and what we do

Headline was founded in 1986 with a single promise at its heart: to publish the books people want to read. Sometimes, the simplest ideas are best.

Headline has spent over three decades creating bestsellers and our passion for the commercial means we are home to some of the UK’s biggest-selling authors and continue to invest in new talent with stellar sales potential. The non-fiction team publishers a host of bestselling authors including Matthew Perry, Bryony Gordon, Sinclair McKay, Al Murray, Matthew McConaughey, James Acaster, Bolu Babalola, Flea, Ben Stokes, James Barr and the Imperial War Museum. We are a close-knit, ambitious team with a reputation for outstanding author care and a mission to make our list as profitable as possible.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Bookouture: Commissioning Editor/Associate Publisher

Apply by Friday 7th October 2022 for these full-time, permanent positions that can be based in Edinburgh, London or any of Hachette’s other regional offices.

 

What you’ll be doing

Do you understand what makes a great story? Are you interested in creating bestsellers?

We’re looking for the very best talent to join our editorial team – from both within publishing and beyond.

We are looking to recruit people at Commissioning Editor level (salary band: £32,700–£40,000) and Associate Publisher level (equivalent to Editorial Director, salary band: £40,000–£50,000).

You will be working with brilliant authors of page-turning commercial fiction, both looking after writers we already publish and finding new ones. You’ll help them come up with intriguing ideas and edit their books to ensure they’re perfect for our readers with impactful titles, covers and copy. You’ll work with our marketing, publicity and commercial teams to bring books to a wide range of readers, analysing performance and making changes when necessary. The Associate Publisher role may involve line management.

 

Who we are looking for

  • You’re a creative person with a passion for stories, able to spot trends and understand what makes a reader tick.
  • You use data to inform your work, and love using your analytical brain to understand what’s working and what could be done better.
  • You’re a strong communicator, capable of building good relationships and unafraid of having challenging conversations when needed.
  • You have a relentless focus on results, and on getting our books to the broadest possible readership. You’re agile and reactive, thriving on change and taking risks.
  • You will be invested in diversifying our business, making our books as diverse as the range of readers we aim to reach.
  • You may have a background in working on commercial fiction in a publishing role, but this is not essential, if you can demonstrate that you have all of the other skills that we’re looking for.

 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based in the UK or the US – and we may also consider exceptional candidates based elsewhere. If UK-based, you can work at our London office in Carmelite House, or at any of our regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days per week) and homeworking (2 days per week).

 

How to apply

For more information and to apply, see the Hachette website.

 

Who we are and what we do

Bookouture is the UK’s fastest growing digital publisher, and part of Hachette UK. We are celebrating our tenth birthday this year, and 2022 is set to be a record-breaking year for us. We have grown rapidly over the last ten years, and we are now a team of 50 people, and have sold 60 million commercial fiction and non-fiction books to readers worldwide. Off the back of this incredible success, we’re excited to be growing our editorial team.

 

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

 

Glasgow Women’s Library: Engagement and Outreach Development Worker

Applications will be accepted until 12 noon on Monday 10th October 2022 for this part-time position based in Glasgow and outreach locations as required.

Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Glasgow Women’s Library delivers innovative events and activities across Scotland, from reading groups to women’s history courses. We’re seeking a new team member to help to deliver these activities to a diverse range of women across Scotland.

Hours of work: 14 hours per week

Salary: £29,819 pro rata (actual salary is £11,928 gross) plus 6% Employer’s Pension Contribution

Holidays: 25 days per annum plus 12 public holidays pro rata

Reporting to: Director of Creative Development, Delivery and Engagement

Based at: Glasgow Women’s Library and outreach locations as required

Main Purpose: To work with partner organisations, community groups and other agencies across Scotland to expand and promote the engagement of a diverse range of people in GWL’s Programmes, and in the use of its resources.

The successful applicant will work in close collaboration and effectively with the existing Engagement and Outreach Development Worker (as part of a job share) and the wider GWL team to devise and deliver engagement and outreach work at GWL and across Scotland which addresses a range of intersectional inequalities. They will build and sustain partnerships and create programmes of events, activities and learning opportunities that draw on the collections and resources of GWL.

Apply by 12 noon on Monday 10th October 2022.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 9th November 2022.

For full details and to apply, see the Glasgow Women’s Library website.

This post is supported by the Scottish Government.