Transferable Skills in Creative Industries – A photo/twitter blog

Top professionals today are able to apply their skills to a range of industries, helping them to become the best in their chosen field. In an environment where adapting to new markets and industries is the new normal, how do you go about transitioning into a new role? What are the best ways to gain new expertise? Does the publishing industry have a skills gap to fill?

Speakers Stephanie Hall (Resourcing Manager at Harper Collins), Jon Ingold (Co-founder of inkle) and Louise Rice (Touchpress) addressed these questions and more in a lively talk in this sell-out event.

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Business Administrator [JOB POSTING]

Book Industry Communication Ltd is recruiting for a part-time Business Administrator on a permanent basis to start work with us ASAP.

Job Title: Business Administrator
Reports to: BIC’s Business Manager
Location: London, UK
Term: Part-time, permanent

Are you looking for a part-time job within the book industry on a permanent basis? If so, this job could be for you.

BIC is recruiting for a Business Administrator to assist the Business Manager in all areas of administration (including office management) that is associated with the running of BIC.

The position will be for 12 hours per week (3 hours per day, 4 days per week – preferably from 1-4pm).

For more information about this job and what it involves, please read the full job profile or visit our website: BIC’s Employment Page.

Interested? Apply with a CV and covering letter to Alaina-Marie Bassett: alaina-marie@bic.org.uk

Please note: all applications must be received by Friday 28th August 2015.

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Senior Sales Executive [JOB POSTING]

Senior Sales Executive [JOB POSTING]

Are you an experienced sales professional, with industry experience in trade publishing? We have a diverse role for an experienced, ideas driven individual who has the enthusiasm and energy to seek out and convert new contacts in the marketplace as well as arriving with their own little black book of contacts to help grow our business in health, education and social care.

If you would like your next role to have the potential to grow with the brand you represent, then this role is a fantastic opportunity for a person who would like to have a hand in shaping our strategy.

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Digital Marketing Executive [JOB POSTING]

Are you an innovative and experienced digital marketer? Join our fast paced and dynamic team – this is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of planning and implementing a digital marketing strategy for Speechmark Publishing and play a key role in the success of our apps as well as our online hub.

We offer a competitive salary package, 25 days holiday and pension scheme as well as life assurance and income protection (health) insurance.

The Person

You will be self-motivated and results driven, able to manage analytics to assess the performance and effectiveness of our apps across both the UK and US and will drive industry profile through PR and awards. A clear understanding of the app market as well as the publishing industry will be beneficial. An in-depth understanding of social media, strong written communication and analytical skills are essential.

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Junior Designer

Junior Designer [JOB POSTING]

Do you have a passion for good book design and a meticulous eye for detail?

Do you have never-ending ideas and a host of design solutions up your sleeve?

Do you see text as more than just grey matter?

If so, this could be the job for you. Quintessence Editions, part of the Quarto Group, is seeking a talented junior designer to join the young and lively team that produces the highly successful 1001 … Before You Die series and the critically acclaimed … Whole Story series, among many other high-quality illustrated reference books within the fields of art, design, music, film, fashion, literature and history.

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Contracts Assistant [JOB POSTING]

Thames & Hudson is looking to recruit a self-motivated, hard-working and conscientious Contracts Assistant to join its Legal & Business Affairs department.

Reporting to our Contracts & Business Affairs Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the digital contracts archive serving every department of the company, drafting simple contracts, responding to reports of copyright infringement, researching and responding to requests for information and providing administrative support to our Legal & Business Affairs Department.

Essential attributes include:

Some publishing experience and a general knowledge of contracts and copyright
Energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail
Excellent organizational and communication skills
An interest in Thames & Hudson’s wide-ranging list

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Junior Editor [JOB POSTING]

RotoVision publishes a high standard of illustrated co-edition books on art, photography, craft, fashion and beauty. RotoVision has a proud reputation for quality and works with leading publishers around the world including Chronicle, Running Press, Murdoch Books, Octopus and many more. Our books are published exclusively on a co-edition basis in more than a dozen languages.

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Policy Press

Sales Manager [JOB POSTING]

Based at the University of Bristol, Policy Press is a leading international publisher of social science books, journals and digital products with a strong social mission and a reach beyond traditional academic markets.  We are looking for a dynamic Sales Manager to lead on sales and distribution strategy and to increase sales in line with our business growth targets.

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BTBS supporting internships in the UK Book Trade

Getting a first job in publishing is extremely competitive, which means that employers are often able to offer internships as completely unpaid positions. Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, and as a result internships can be unfair as only the wealthy can afford to take them.

A new scheme launched by David Hicks, CEO of the Book Trade Charity (BTBS) at the Publishing Scotland Conference last month will cover those in “low paid” internships who need extra support to afford these opportunities offered within the Book Trade, with travel, accommodation and living costs. The grant will be paid for a maximum of six months, and there are certain entry requirements which need to be met.

David Hicks said: “This particular programme recognises that it is difficult for young people to get a foot on the ladder in today’s rapidly-changing industry and we will be delighted if our assistance can help overcome some basis obstacles.”

If you are applying for internships within the UK Book Trade, and are under 30 then this scheme is for you. Click here to find and more and register.

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