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Autumn Catalogue 2016

Autumn 2018 Childrens catalogue

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Current Vacancies

Editorial Manager, Design list

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books on creativity and visual culture. We are seeking an experienced Editorial Manager to work on a list that ranges from interiors, lifestyle and travel titles to books targeted at architecture and design students and professionals. The position reports to the International Editorial Director, a senior member of the commissioning team.

This is a varied and creative role requiring a minimum of 3–5 years’ editorial experience, including project management. You will have an excellent degree in a humanities subject and/or a demonstrable personal interest in design- and style-related fields; experience of project-managing high-quality illustrated books; and be confident, enthusiastic, highly organized and full of initiative. It is essential that you are able to manage multiple complex illustrated books simultaneously through every stage of the production process efficiently and to budget, from author contract and delivery through the editorial, design and production processes; and to work collaboratively with authors and colleagues. Your editorial standards will be exacting. You will have a thorough knowledge of InDesign and experience of briefing and managing freelance designers and editors. You will have experience of drafting marketing and sales copy.

One or more foreign languages highly desirable.

This is an exciting chance to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects in close collaboration with authors, photographers, designers, illustrators and others in a highly creative environment in central London.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Amy Carsen, Head of HR:

Bibliographic Data Controller

Thames & Hudson is looking for an enthusiastic person to play a key role in the handling of our bibliographic metadata. Initially, using our existing systems and processes, you will be responsible for ensuring that our title data is accurate and up to date, allowing the business to manage its publication list effectively and ensuring that our customers and agents receive the best possible information about our products and their availability. Subsequently, you will help Operations in identifying and implementing solutions to optimise the metadata workflows and hence enable us to satisfy our customer needs as efficiently as possible. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining accurate title records for all Thames & Hudson titles as well as those for our Distributed Publisher lists.

Sitting at the centre of the business you will work closely with our Sales, Marketing, and Editorial teams. The role will be the key point of contact with external Bibliographic services (e.g. Nielsen Bookdata), and with our distributor Littlehampton Book Services (LBS), and will include liaising with LBS on bibliographic data and price changes. You will also be expected to maintain documentation and specifications for use of metadata, provide guidance and training for your colleagues and generally act as an enthusiast for the importance of bibliographic metadata within the company.

The successful candidate will be extremely well-organised, proactive and numerate, with a proven eye for detail. You must display a meticulous and committed approach to the accuracy of data, on-going data management and attention to detail, as well as excellent numerical skills. Strong organisational and communication skills are also essential, together with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely manner. Being self-motivated and being able to work independently are also important requirements.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to Amy Carsen, Head of HR:

Cover Designer

Thames & Hudson seeks a talented designer for book covers and jackets. We're looking for a creative individual who has experience designing from initial concepts right through to final layout files ready for production.
We publish for a diverse audience worldwide and our books need to appeal to discerning readers with wide ranging interests and varied backgrounds.

We’ll be looking for portfolios that show an intelligent and inspired use of a rich and varied visual language. Your work demonstrates a scrupulous attention to detail, precise and expressive typography, an ace picture editor’s eye, a love of colour and materials, and the ability to use all these elements together to create desirable, distinctive and user-friendly designs.

You’ll need team spirit and good communication skills - this position requires close collaboration with international authors, artists, and photographers; in-house picture researchers, editors, production controllers as well as the 14-strong in-house design department and our colleagues in the sales and marketing departments. And like all great craftspeople, you’ll be keen to roll your sleeves up - happy to be hands on keyboard, taking responsibility for all practical aspects of the design process on the projects you are working on - so it goes without saying that you have an excellent command of Adobe Creative Suite as well as being able to wield a scalpel and ruler with accuracy.

Good organisational skills, decisiveness, flexibility, speed and precision, and a firm grasp of print production processes and materials are essential.

To apply, please send a covering letter, CV, details of your current salary and recent examples of your published work and any Unpublished personal work that you are especially satisfied with to:
Amy Carsen, Head of HR

• Please note our email system cannot accept large attachments, so if you wish to send a digital portfolio as low resolution PDFs, please email beforehand to make arrangements.

Work experience in Thames & Hudson’s Picture Research Department

We have a temporary work experience placement to assist our Picture Research department over the coming months.

Office hours are 9.15am - 5.30pm and while full time help would be preferred, alternative work patterns will be considered.

An interest in Picture Research and an understanding of either Art History or Ancient History would be an advantage, but most important is a keen eye for detail and a willingness to perform a variety of routine tasks thoroughly. The work will include filing photos, entering and checking data in Excel spreadsheets and organizing photos and high res files.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to
Amy Carsen: