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An exciting opportunity to work across two busy departments Who we are and what we do Little, Brown Book Group, four-time winner of the Publisher of the Year Award, is one of the most successful and dynamic publishers in the UK. Across fifteen imprints, we publish as wide a range of titles as anyone in the industry, and pride ourselves on the quality, variety and diversity of our publishing output. Little, Brown’s rights department is a busy, successful and proactive team. Our team members have won the prestigious Rights Professional of the Year Award three times at the British Book Awards. Hachette Audio is the award-winning audiobook imprint of the Little, Brown Book Group. Our small, dedicated and highly motivated team publishes over 300 audiobooks each year across all genres, including both fiction and non-fiction, and our titles have been shortlisted for Specsavers and Nibbies Audiobook of the Year awards, and have won Audie and CrimeFest audiobook awards. What you’ll be doing This is an exciting opportunity to work across two busy departments, spending half the week with Audio and half the week with Rights. Audio Assistant, reporting to the Audio Publisher This is a perfect role for someone with a passion for the publishing industry and preferably with administrative experience. It’s a junior position and the key duties are administration and support for the team, so the ability to manage multiple projects is crucial. It’s also an exciting role that offers development opportunities to work in this exciting and fast-growing area of publishing. You'll be:
  • Liaising with recording studios and US publishers to ensure the timely delivery of audio masters
  • Managing the flow of assets to our digital distribution team
  • Managing recording licensing agreements
  • Managing invoices
  • Requesting or creating audio clips and managing our SoundCloud account.
We’re looking for someone who is highly organised, with great time-management and multitasking skills. Key responsibilities:
  • Ensuring audio masters are delivered to us on time and ingested into our DAM
  • Ensuring all assets for pre-order and publication are sent on time to our digital distribution team
  • Drawing up and checking masters licensing agreements, and ensuring they are signed on time
  • Raising purchase orders and requesting invoices
  • Maintaining our bibliographic database
  • Archiving audio and artwork files
  • Creating audio clips for marketing
  • Managing our SoundCloud account
  • Liaising with studios and producers to resolve delivery issues
Rights Assistant, reporting to the Senior Rights Manager The Rights Assistant will provide administrative support to all four members of the rights department as they focus their efforts on author care and securing sales. The role will be varied and would suit a highly adaptable person who is used to multitasking. The main tasks will involve handling some permissions enquiries, giving general administrative support to the department and helping with organisation for book fairs such as arranging meetings or creating sales materials. Key responsibilities:
  • Handling rights enquiries received by phone or email
  • Ensuring that all sublicences are signed and then scanned and indexed onto our contracts database
  • Handling some permissions
  • Sending out sublicensed editions to authors and agents
  • Keeping our Rights social media accounts and website up to date
  • Handling tax forms
  • Chasing Editorial for blurbs, manuscripts etc
  • Managing stock of proofs/final copies
  • Watermarking PDFs to be sent to authors and agents
Who we’re looking for
  • Excellent administration and organisation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload efficiently and manage multiple projects
  • Can work effectively under pressure
  • Attention to detail e.g. proofreading and written communication
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Excel, Outlook, MS Word. Knowledge of Biblio is desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent command of the English language and excellent writing skills
  • Effective multitasker
  • Can work independently using their initiative and also as part of a team
  • Self-motivation and adaptability
What we offer Little, Brown is based at Hachette, UK’s riverside headquarters in London and is home to a creative, committed and convivial team of talented colleagues, working together to publish great books we love. You will get the opportunity to gain experience working as part of two small, friendly and collaborative teams and there will be on-the-job training in Hachette’s systems and processes. Hachette offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 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. Salary: £23,000 Closing date: Thursday 1st August 2019 To apply: click here
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Saturday 20th July marks the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
The Moon continues to be a source of inspiration for some EPIC SFF novels. Including Kim Stanley Robinson's latest novel, Red Moon and David Wellington's upcoming novel The Last Astronaut.  Here are ten of our favourite EPIC SPACE OPERA novels.
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  Parental Leave Cover, Part-time Who we are and what we do The Hodder Education Group is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers that has consistently grown both in the UK and internationally. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards and on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work” whilst being “formidable in the digital space”. Together, Rising Stars and RS Assessment from Hodder Education (part of the Hodder Education Group) are one of the most successful primary education publishers in the UK. Since our first titles were published in 2002 Rising Stars has created an award-winning range of books, teaching resources and software that support primary teachers and learners in the UK and across the world. We work with expert authors and advisors to produce resources that support all areas of the primary curriculum, from mathematics to English, computing to PE. Our assessment resources are used in thousands of schools and our training and conferences are also a key part of our business. What you will be doing Rising Stars is looking for an Editorial Manager (Parental Leave) to be responsible for the forward planning of the project management for the Rising Stars list, with responsibility for allocating work to the team of desk editors and  lead them in the timely publication of a range of high-quality print and digital educational resources, all the while keeping costs under control.  In addition, the role-holder will have their own projects to manage, as well as being responsible for briefing and supervising a range of freelance suppliers and maintaining good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The role involves working closely with the publishing team on forward planning for new projects – particularly on scheduling and budgeting – and proactively balancing priorities across the team.  What we are looking for The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the complexities involved in project managing print and digital educational resources for the schools’ market, and excellent project management, copy-editing and proofreading skills. They will have had experience of successful planning and delivery of a wide range of projects and of supporting desk editors in their role. What we offer You will be joining a committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce print and digital resources that make a difference to teachers and students. This role is based in our London office for 3-days a week, but we are open to discussions about flexible working.  We offer a range of Hachette benefits. Our commitment Hachette employs people of 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. Salary range: £32,500 - £35,000 (FTE) Closing date: Monday 31st July 2019 To apply: click here
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Harry Potter fans get ready! We are excited to reveal the final cover for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey. Go behind the scenes of the award-winning production currently playing at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End & around the world.   Publishing on 31st October 2019, the book tells the official story of the record-breaking, award winning production and its journey to the stage.   With stunning photography, insightful interviews, and never-before-seen sketches, notes, and candid backstage photos, the book explores Harry Potter and the Cursed Child from the earliest phases of development with producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender, to the crafting of the eighth Harry Potter story with J.K. Rowling, director John Tiffany, and playwright Jack Thorne, and ultimately to the gathering of an extraordinary team of artists and actors who, together, bring this new part of Harry Potter's story to life.  This full-colour deluxe edition offers readers unparalleled access to this unique production and is a beautiful gift for Harry Potter fans and theatre lovers alike.   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey will also be available as an ebook published by Pottermore Publishing.   About the production   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is one of the most celebrated theatrical productions of all time. The award-winning international stage production is now playing in New York, London and Melbourne with San Francisco to open in the Fall, followed by a German language production in Hamburg opening in early 2020, and a Toronto production announced for late 2020. The show has smashed box-office records, collected countless rave reviews and awards, including multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, and captivated audiences night after night.   For more about the production, visit HarryPotteronStage.com            
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Who we are and what we do The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within Hachette UK.  Over the past few years it has succeeded in winning market share through curriculum change in the UK. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards sponsored by the Bookseller (2015 and 2016); on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work”. What you’ll be doing Hodder Education is looking to appoint an experienced and self-motivated Senior Marketing Executive to work on marketing strategy and campaigns for primary curriculum brands Rising Stars and Galore Park. This role is responsible for devising, implementing and reporting on marketing strategy and campaigns for new and backlist products, both print and digital. The role will create marketing plans which feed into the overall marketing strategy which work to achieve commercial objectives and build a loyal customer base. The role will utilise all available marketing communications channels, both print and digital, above the line and below the line, within a specified budget. It will engage with the market to ensure that campaigns are customer focussed.  Drawing on marketing best practice the role will strive to improve marketing return on investment and bring creative approaches to the communications. Who we’re looking for Commercially aware and genuinely creative, you will already have experience of developing and successfully running multi-channel marketing campaigns, which have resulted in impressive sales. The role is varied and requires expertise in all elements of the marketing mix on and offline. The ideal candidate will have worked in a busy marketing department and should be able to demonstrate campaign success. Previous experience of marketing to schools and / or an understanding of tests and assessment would be an advantage. What we offer You will be joining a friendly and talented marketing team, working together to promote resources that make a difference to teachers and students. We offer a creative and dynamic working environment and a competitive salary and benefits package.  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. Salary: £28,000 -31,000 depending on experience Closing Date: 14th August To apply: click here 
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To celebrate the upcoming publication of her vivid, wildly imaginative historical fantasy, Gods of Jade and Shadow (out 23rd July), Silvia Moreno-Garcia discusses 1920s post-revolution Mexico, which forms the background of the novel and Casiopea's journey.   In the 1920s, Mexico was coming out of a decade-long Revolution. The nation was eager to put the previous battles behind it and focus on reconstruction. Unfortunately, almost as soon as Mexicans started breathing a sigh of relief, a new type of conflict flared up.   The government of the post-Revolution was secular and the new Constitution sought to restrict the power of the Catholic Church, which had long had an enormous influence on daily life. Soon, skirmishes between rival factions took place in the countryside and within a few months the Cristero War started in earnest. Civil unrest, however, was somewhat contained to certain regions, such as Jalisco.   But another, different type of battle was being fought throughout the country, especially in Mexico City.   Mexico, as part of its nation-building process, sought to exalt its past, fixating on Mayan and Aztec cultures as symbols of its former glory. However, it also made clear that Indigenous people existed only in that mythical past: the Indigenous people of the present must be assimilated or destroyed. “Indian” was a pejorative term, though light-skinned Mexicans such as dancer and writer Nellie Campobello could and would dress in full “Indigenous” costumes. But it was that: a costume, a performance, and the women who costumed themselves in this manner didn’t necessarily have a connection with any Indigenous groups.   At the same time, Mexico wished to be seen as a modern nation. But some of the symbols of modernity, which were displayed in other nations, clashed with local values. One of the elements of contention was the role and appearance of women. In the United States, a new model of womanhood was emerging with the rise of the flapper. Women could now be brash, outspoken, wear their hair short and use makeup.   In Mexico, acting this way could get you in trouble. Not only could it be considered “un-Mexican” to look like a flapper – though, as mentioned above, you didn’t want to be dark and look Indigenous, either – but a fashion choice such as bobbing your hair was a serious affront. Girls could be chased down Mexico City’s streets because of their bobbed hair. Stones were thrown at them and they were insulted with cries of “pelonas” (bald). The archbishop of Mexico City even threatened to ban women with short hair from the cathedral. To have short hair meant that women made themselves unattractive but paradoxically it could also be a symbol of loose morals.   By the late 1920s short hair was common among many women, especially young unmarried ones. Nevertheless, such a fashion choice was not open to all: Indigenous and poor women were dissuaded from cutting their locks. Short hair was fine, but only for the paler inhabitants of the country.   Other conventions were harder to break. Young, unmarried women of the middle and upper classes could not expect to attend social functions without a chaperone. As urban spaces such as movie theaters and dance halls allowed men and women to mingle together, this tradition began to break down even if it did not entirely disappear, especially in small towns.   Gods of Jade and Shadow takes place against this background of conflicting impulses, of the pull between tradition and the lure of the Jazz Age. The frenetic question of identity which was inherent in Mexican culture at this time is a question echoed by the protagonist, Casiopea Tun.
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Who we are and what we do The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within the Hachette UK group.  Over the past few years it has succeeded in winning market share through curriculum change in the UK and has significantly grown its international business in a wide range of markets.  In addition, Hodder Education has made a string of successful acquisitions, building its primary strength with the addition of Rising Stars, Galore Park and Teejay, and growing through targeted list acquisition in the Caribbean and Singapore. What you will be doing Hodder Education has a great opportunity for a Reporting Analyst, working within a dynamic and friendly Divisional Finance team. Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, you will be responsible for providing key management information to teams across the division on sales, profitability and projects. Key responsibilities include:
  • Analysis of commercial, customer and digital sales and profit performance, making recommendations for improvement and monitoring the impact of changes
  • Present insights and data to colleagues across the business, and to external stakeholders when necessary
  • Deliver sales forecasting and reporting, and drive enhancements to the processes involved
  • Work with editorial colleagues to support publishing strategy through provision of financial and market metrics
  • Interpret internal and external data to inform and advise divisional strategy (publishing categories, company acquisitions, budgeting and long-range planning, etc)
  • Support the sales teams, Publishers and the Executive in developing and documenting business strategies
  • Work with the Data Controller to ensure our underlying data is of the highest quality.
What we are looking for The successful candidate is likely to be highly numerate, confident handling large data sets and able to communicate financial information to non-finance colleagues in an engaging way. The candidate will have a strong attention to detail, a curiosity to understand how the division delivers profitable growth and a desire to contribute to that growth. As this role sits within the Finance team the candidate could pursue a formal accountancy qualification, but it is not a requirement of the role. What we offer This role is based in our London office on Victoria Embankment, as part of an experienced team in a dynamic working environment, we offer 25 days holiday per annum, a pension scheme, season ticket loan and further benefits. 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. Salary: £25,000 - £27,000 (depending on experience) Closing Date: 31st July 2019 but applicants are recommended to apply early To Apply: click here
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To mark the publication of Margaret Atwood’s new novel, The Testaments and to celebrate forty years of publishing with Virago – her novel Surfacing  was one of the first Virago Modern Classics in 1979 – Virago are publishing on August 22 2019, four of her novels as Collector’s Editions.  In paperback at £9.99 in stunning new designs with flaps and foil, these four books: Cat’s Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin are some of her greatest novels. Says Lennie Goodings, `Margaret Atwood is a Virago Classic herself’   The covers for this anniversary collection were design by David Pearson, you can find him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/typeasimage   [hbg-title isbn="9780349013084" /]   [hbg-title isbn="9780349013091" /]   [hbg-title isbn="9780349013077" /]   [hbg-title isbn="9780349013060" /]  
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Jo Fletcher Books by Hachette Careers - 6d ago

Who we are and what we do Hachette UK is a leading UK publishing group. The group is made up of ten autonomous publishing divisions and over fifty imprints with a rich and diverse history. What you’ll be doing We are currently recruiting a Data Analyst to lead a small team of junior data analysts in working on a specific development workstream that forms part of a collaborate largescale data migration project. The data-savvy person will work as part of the Project Eve team currently in the process of implementing a new royalty system and supporting business processes. This is an ideal role for someone who wants to work as part of a focused project team to deliver a key strategic system and make a real difference to the core running of the business. How publishers use and interact with the new royalty system is extremely important, putting our authors at the centre of what we do today and need to be able to offer them in the future. We are therefore looking for somebody to join the close-knit Project Eve team based at Carmelite House in London. This is a full-time role that will be responsible for working with the Publishing Businesses to review specific data sets and align the structure and format to comply with defined requirements. Accurate, timely and consistent data will be critical to the success of the new system. Who we’re looking for This role would be an ideal opportunity for someone looking to further develop their leadership skills, their data analysis and data migration skills, to learn about the operational and commercial aspects of publishing and who enjoys working as part of a team to deliver a shared goal. This role is a full-time contract role for the remaining 18 months of the project. The key responsibilities for this role are: • Organising, developing and delegation of data transformation, analysis, reporting and cleansing tasks to the junior analysts and supply the required coaching, direction and support. • Managing large and complex information, utilising previous experience of SQL, Microsoft Excel and basic understanding of the ETL process. Writing SQL scripts to retrieve and manipulate specific data sets as well as running / generating reports and applying basic automation where possible. • Perform the required data migration tasks in Extract, Transform and Load process and utilise the different methods and tools as defined the Technical Data Migration lead. • Perform data cleansing activities as and when required in the source system and transformation process through agreed rules and data fixes. • Report to the Technical Data Migration Lead on the team’s progress to agreed timeframes and raise any and all risks, issues and concerns as they arise. • Be the main point of contact between the migration team and publisher division representatives for the migration project. • Work with the Business to review specific data sets and align their structure and format to comply with a defined requirement. • Collaborate with other team members to analyse and problem solve and offer resolution to data, migration, process and validation issues as they arise. Work with other team members to share skills, knowledge and best practice. • Assist the Business with dual input of data during the parallel running stage of the project. To apply you will need to be comfortable with leading individuals and can provide examples of leading in or out of the workplace. You will need to have a high level of competence with MS Office, specifically Excel. You will need to have a good understanding of data from an analytical point of view. A positive approach to problem solving and the ability to be proactive and use your initiative are essential. In addition, you will be well organised, have strong communication skills and enjoy working in a structured way, with deadlines for deliverables. What we offer This is a great opportunity to learn and participate in Project delivery. Project lifestyle is varied each and every day making for an interesting career should you wish to proceed into this field. You will gain valuable experience of how data is so important in most industries. You will be joining a focused and friendly team and will have opportunity to attend publishing events that take place. 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. Salary range Up to £30k per annum with annual pay review each year and discretionary bonus scheme. Closing date for applications is Monday 9.00am 5th August 2019 Please apply in writing with a full CV and covering letter to: recruitment@hachette.co.uk. Hard copies can be sent to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.
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Who we are and what we do  The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business within Hachette UK. Over recent years we have won market share across UK curriculum change, and significantly grown our international business in a wide range of markets. We have made a string of successful acquisitions, including adding Rising Stars and Galore Park to our Primary business, and acquired key lists in the Caribbean and Singapore. We are a leading player in educational assessment. The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards (2015 and 2016; shortlisted 2017); on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it ‘obviously a great place to work.’  What you’ll be doing  Hodder Education is looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our busy and friendly team in September. The job involves editorial and administrative tasks relating to a wide range of textbooks and digital resources for schools and colleges. Who we’re looking for You will be highly efficient, with a close eye for detail, and an excellent communicator.  A can-do attitude is essential, along with a proven ability to work well under pressure and multi-task. An interest in educational publishing will be an advantage. Candidates should be educated to degree level in any subject, although sciences and modern languages are particularly desirable. What we offer You will be joining a friendly, committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce books and resources we can all be proud of. Training will be provided. As part of Hachette UK, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from company-wide schemes such as mentoring. 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. Closing date: Monday 29th July 2019 Salary: £24,000 To apply: click here

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