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Commissioning Editor, Children’s publishing
Thames & Hudson is one of the leading global publishers of high-quality illustrated books. We are seeking an experienced Commissioning Editor to work on our successful children’s list, which reaches an international market and is expanding rapidly and dynamically.
This is a varied and creative role requiring a minimum of five years’ editorial experience, including project management; a sound knowledge of children’s publishing and of major new trends in the children’s market; good contacts in the UK and internationally; excellent communication skills; and the confidence and enthusiasm to develop the list in innovative and commercial ways. It is essential that you are able to manage several complex illustrated titles simultaneously through every stage of the production process efficiently and within budget, and to meet competing deadlines.
You will be a graduate with a thorough working knowledge of InDesign, experience of briefing and managing freelance staff and working collaboratively with colleagues. You will be at ease working with a variety of digital media, including videos, animations and image resources.
This is an exciting opportunity to work on a wide variety of stimulating projects in close collaboration with authors, illustrators, designers and picture researchers in a highly creative environment.
To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR:
Closing date: Monday 7 December 2015
Contracts & Business Affairs Assistant
Thames & Hudson is looking to recruit a self-motivated, hard-working and conscientious Contracts & Business Affairs 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
Previous experience in the Legal, Contracts or other department of a publishing house and working with databases and Excel would be a distinct advantage.
This position offers a varied and in-depth experience of the business side of international publishing within a small but friendly department at one of the world’s foremost illustrated book publishers.
Application deadline: 13 November 2015
Candidates should send a CV and covering letter to:
Thames & Hudson Ltd
181A High Holborn
London WC1V 7QX