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:

Export Sales Administrator

Thames & Hudson is the leading global publisher of illustrated books and materials, primarily in the creative and visual arts. We are seeking a motivated and sales-oriented administrator who will play a vital role in our export sales team, as well as contributing to the smooth running of this very busy department.

As a key contact within the export sales department, you will be required to:
• Provide excellent service and support to our in-house and territory-based sales representatives, as well as to our offices in Europe, Asia and Australia and to our international customer-base
• Manage the ongoing provision of sales materials, new title information and sales reports to our international sales team
• Provide sales support and administrative assistance to the Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, dealing with general customer enquiries, orders and correspondence
• Maintain an international exhibitions calendar to maximise sales of all related titles
• Liaise with our distribution centre to ensure customer orders are handled and expedited as quickly and efficiently as possible

The successful candidate for this role will be energetic and enthusiastic with good IT skills, an eye for detail and the ability to multitask. Experience in an international sales environment, ideally in publishing or bookselling is desirable, and fluency in more than one language would be an advantage. A keen interest in the cultural world within which Thames & Hudson operates would also be an asset.

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

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