Thames & Hudson Spring Catalogue 2016

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Current Vacancies


Editorial Project Manager, Museum Publishing Programme

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books on creativity and visual culture. Our list includes titles that are published in association with museums and other institutions worldwide, including the British Museum and the V&A. We are seeking an experienced Editorial Project Manager to work on this list, reporting to the Editorial Director of Museum and Institutional Publishing.

This is a varied and creative role requiring a minimum of ten years’ editorial experience, including project management. You will have an excellent degree in art history or a demonstrable personal interest in art and design; experience of working on museum-related titles; and be confident, enthusiastic, highly organized and an effective ambassadorial communicator. It is essential that you are able to copy-edit to an exactingly high standard; to manage several large and complex illustrated books simultaneously through every stage of the production process efficiently and to budget; and to work collaboratively with authors and colleagues. You will have a thorough knowledge of InDesign and experience of briefing and managing freelance staff.

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

To apply, please send your CV (which should incorporate a passport-style photograph) with a covering letter to Amy Carsen, Head of HR:
a.carsen@thameshudson.co.uk

Closing date: Monday 8th February 2016



Financial Controller (maternity cover)

Thames & Hudson is seeking an exceptional, hands-on Financial Controller for a 12 month fixed maternity contract. The role is to produce the financial accounts for Thames & Hudson Ltd and its subsidiaries, and to ensure that all of the financial accounting and management reporting is accurate and is prepared on a timely basis.

Thames & Hudson is one of the world’s leading independent illustrated book publishers, with a turnover of c. £35m pa and has 170 employees located in the UK, together with subsidiaries in the Far East and sister company in the US.

We are looking for a commercially astute, technically strong candidate who has a rigorous eye for detail, and the ability to implement strong controls and processes. They must possess excellent communication skills, be approachable, and understand how to develop internal relationships to ensure finance truly partners other departments.

This is a senior level appointment, reporting to the CFO, and managing a team of nine in a highly creative environment close to Covent Garden.

Desired Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years’ experience working as a Financial Controller. Knowledge of the book publishing/publishing industry would be preferable and experience of international trade including financial management of overseas subsidiaries is desirable.
• ACA Qualified Accountant
• Graduate
• ACA Audit trained
• Experience of media or creative industry essential
• Experience of implementing a finance system
• UKGAAP

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR: a.carsen@thameshudson.co.uk



Senior Project Editor, College Publishing
(History of Art and Humanities)

Closing date: Monday 25 January 2016

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books on all aspects of human creativity and civilization, and has developed a successful textbook list aimed at the North American and international higher-education markets. We are seeking an experienced Senior Project Editor to work on our high-quality textbooks and e-media, areas of our business that are expanding rapidly and dynamically.

This is a varied and creative role requiring a minimum of five years’ editorial experience, including project management. The ideal candidate will have a good degree in art history or a demonstrable personal interest in art and design, experience of educational, instructional or academic book and digital media publishing, and be confident, enthusiastic and an effective communicator. It is absolutely essential that you are able to copy-edit to a very high standard; to manage several large and complex illustrated books simultaneously through every stage of the production process efficiently and to budget; and to work collaboratively with colleagues.

You will have a thorough knowledge of InDesign, and experience of briefing and managing freelance staff. Additionally, you will be at ease working with a variety of digital media, including videos, animations, image resources and test banks, and be willing to cope with the new challenges posed by digital developments.

This is an exciting chance to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects in close collaboration with authors, designers and picture researchers in a highly creative environment close to Covent Garden.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR:
a.carsen@thameshudson.co.uk



Assistant Editor, College Publishing
(History of Art and Humanities)

Closing date: Monday 25th January 2016

Thames & Hudson seeks an assistant editor, with a minimum of two years’ experience in a full-time editorial role in book publishing, to work in its College Publishing department. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic department at a key point in its development, working on a high-quality list of illustrated textbooks and e-media aimed primarily at the US college market.

The successful candidate will be a Humanities graduate with a demonstrable interest in art and an enthusiasm for educational publishing. The role will involve significant research and development work relating to prospective projects; hands-on editing and proof-reading of College textbooks, proposals, and other documents; and preparation of a variety of digital ancillaries. You will have excellent copy-editing and proof-reading skills, experience of assessing and preparing layouts, and a thorough knowledge of InDesign, Word and Excel. Project-management experience would be a distinct advantage, as it is intended that this role will involve developing significant skills in this area.

This is a stimulating and diverse role that offers the chance to work on a range of absorbing projects in collaboration with authors, designers and picture researchers in the creative environment of the world’s leading publisher of illustrated books on art, design and civilization.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter (which should include your current salary) to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR:
a.carsen@thameshudson.co.uk



Receptionist

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books on all aspects of human creativity and civilization. We are seeking an experienced receptionist who is immediately available, to work in our highly creative head office close to Covent Garden.

This position is responsible for all front of house duties including meeting and greeting visitors and operating the switchboard. As the first point of contact, the receptionist must be suitably attired, attentive and welcoming at all times.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent telephone manner with first class communication and interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to deal with people at all levels. Good typing skills, knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook is a great advantage.

Additionally, we are looking for someone who is responsible, with the ability to work without supervision and to take the initiative. Punctuality and reliability are essential for this 9am – 6pm role.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to
recruitment@thameshudson.co.uk