Thames & Hudson Spring Catalogue 2016

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Current Vacancies

Head of Operations

This is a unique opportunity to work for a world-renowned illustrated book publisher with a global reach in a wide-ranging business support role.

Reporting to the CFO, the successful candidate will take the lead in, and provide general support to a range of business activities, including managing the relationship with our distributor, advising on property and facility-related matters, Health & Safety, insurance and risk management. The role will also require working closely with our Sales and HR departments.

We are looking for a dynamic and ambitious individual who wishes to develop a range of skills and is yet to reach his or her full potential – and who has a real desire to be a key support to the business. The successful candidate would potentially have relevant or transferable experience in book publishing or book distribution and should have the following experience/capabilities:
• The ability to develop, co-ordinate and manage projects, meeting deadlines and targets, and to monitor and communicate outcomes including budgetary responsibility.
• Dealing with property issues, including an understanding of leases and maintenance-related matters.
• Risk and Health & Safety management with good practical knowledge/implementation to maintain the highest standards of health, safety and environmental management.
• Business or customer liaison, service or account management or an equivalent customer/supplier focussed role, in particular in the field of book distribution.

Personal attributes required:
• Personable, persuasive and positive, with the ability to tactfully use initiative and take a proactive approach to getting things done.
• Confidence and ability to work flexibly in a team, both with representatives from all levels within the business and partners from outside the company.
• Strong organisational skills, with a natural ability to prioritise a variety of tasks, methodical in approach and possessing a keen eye for detail with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Able to multitask without losing focus or energy, to set demanding but achievable objectives for oneself and others whilst taking personal responsibility for making things happen.
• Able to develop, nurture and manage supply chain relationships including consultants.
• Good IT skills; confident on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc.)
• Possessing a good degree level qualification or equivalent. Experience of or exposure to Six Sigma or similar work methodologies would be an advantage.

This is an exciting chance to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects 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:

Head of Publicity

We are seeking an experienced Head of Publicity to join our busy Communications team.

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Director, you will oversee all aspects of Thames & Hudson’s publicity output. You will work closely with the marketing team to devise effective campaigns and develop third-party partnerships as well as with international colleagues to ensure continuity on global titles.

A passion for illustrated publishing, strong media contacts, outstanding author care and line management experience as well as the ability to think creatively are key for this role.

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

Data and Sales Administrator

Thames & Hudson is looking for an experienced data administrator who is passionate about all aspects of data, metadata, data collection and manipulation and above all, accuracy. The successful candidate will be extremely well-organised, proactive and numerate, with a proven eye for detail and will be responsible for creating and maintaining accurate title records for all Thames & Hudson titles as well as those for our Distributed Publisher lists.

In addition to working closely with our Editorial and Finance teams, the role will be the key point of contact with external Bibliographic services (Nielsen Bookdata/ BDS/ Bowker/ Amazon), our distributor Littlehampton Book Services (LBS) and our Sales and Marketing departments, and will include liaising with LBS on bibliographic data and price changes. Other duties include maintaining our Master Publication schedule, Seasonal Listing and coordinating weekly dues releases.

Candidates 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. Self-motivated and the ability to work independently are also important requirements. This position is unlikely to be suitable for candidates with less than two years relevant data management, publishing or book trade experience.

The successful candidate will also have excellent knowledge of the day-to-day operation of publishing information systems, including database and stock management systems, and be skilled in the use of Business Objects, Microsoft Excel and Access.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter, including salary expectations to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR:

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

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:

Assistant Editor, Fashion

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 V&A. We are seeking a bright, fashion-savvy humanities graduate to work on our Fashion list within the busy editorial department.

This is a varied role requiring a minimum of two years’ editorial experience, with a demonstrable personal interest in fashion and the arts. You should be confident, enthusiastic, highly organized and an effective communicator. The main purpose of this role is the editing and day-to-day project-management of individual titles across the Fashion list. You will also assist the Commissioning Editor with research, administrative and development tasks, and author liaison.

This is an exciting chance to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects in a highly creative environment in central London. A good working knowledge of a foreign language, ideally French and/or Italian, would be an advantage.

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

Illustrated Reference Intern

Founded in 1949, Thames & Hudson is a leading illustrated book publishing company that publishes approximately 200 new titles each year and has a current backlist of more than 2,000 titles. The company specialises in the arts, history, architecture, design, photography, travel and popular culture, and has affiliations with a large number of museums and galleries, including the V&A and the British Museum.

Main duties:
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, well organised, design-based, full-time picture intern with a good visual eye and sound editorial sense and a passion for illustrated books to provide support to the creative team in the Illustrated Reference dept of Thames & Hudson.

Duties include:
· Organising images from a wide range of picture sources in an editorial manner that reflects the structure and visual approach of each book.
· Proactively researching images from untapped sources and online platforms to provide pragmatic visual solutions to difficult-to-illustrate titles.
· Keeping a record of hi res images sourced, pictures licensed and credit lines provided for each title.
· Revising and finalising book layouts in response to editorial, design and production requirements
· Helping to design sample spreads and jackets for bookfair presentations.
· Assisting at photography shoots as required.

Skills & Experience:
· Good visual eye combined with strong editorial understanding and resourceful determination.
· Excellent organisational skills and ability to juggle multiple titles in a fast-paced working environment.
· Proficient in Adobe Photoshop to enable the accurate assessment of picture sizes, InDesign to scamp up pages, and Excel to keep track of picture details.
· Great communication skills and ability to work well as part of a small team.
· First-rate ability to find your way around the internet with all-round knowledge of social media platforms and how to obtain the latest pictures.
· Keen interest in popular culture, popular music and popular cult titles.
· Some experience working for a book publisher an advantage.

Who would benefit?

A media practice or graphic design student or graduate who wishes to pursue a career in illustrated book publishing and similar media.

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

Post Room Assistant

Thames & Hudson is looking for a Post Room Assistant to join its busy Operations team. The hours of work are 8am to 5pm Monday Friday, with an immediate start.The ideal candidate will be flexible and helpful, punctual and reliable, and a team player.

Duties include:
· Sorting mail, packing parcels and franking mail.
· Assuming full mailroom responsibilities at the end of the day
· Answering the door promptly for staff and couriers and receiving in‑coming deliveries at all times during the day and distributing them internally.
· Ensuring outgoing parcels are sent out with the correct couriers.
· External messenger work outside the office, either on foot or by car.
· Assist in the upkeep and tidiness of the building, ensuring that the front areas, basements, corridors and communal areas are kept clean and free of rubbish.
· Moving furniture and equipment around the office.
· and any other Ad hoc duties which may include helping departments with filing and photocopying

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