Autumn 2016 catalogue

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Autumn Catalogue 2016

Autumn 2018 Childrens catalogue

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Autumn 2016 Children's Catalogue

Current Vacancies

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please send a covering letter, CV, details of your current salary and recent examples of your published work and any Unpublished personal work that you are especially satisfied with to: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

Marketing Executive

Thames & Hudson is looking for a highly motivated Marketing Executive to support the production of trade marketing campaigns and materials as well as the implementation of online consumer campaigns. This is a key role in the Communications Department, which involves increasing the awareness of Thames & Hudson to a trade audience as well as its online footprint through a combination of content and email marketing, SEO, paid media and analytics.

Key responsibilities
The Marketing Executive, who will report to the Head of Marketing, will be responsible for:
• Creating targeted presentation materials for the Sales team within agreed deadlines and managing key trade events
• Working with our in-house designer on print and online design
• Growing our influence within the various industries and communities our books are aimed at (Art, Architecture, Design, Photography, Fashion) through the project management and promotion of partnerships, bespoke events and industry fairs
• Planning, developing and managing the marketing activity for frontlist titles across social media, email, display and search
• Working collaboratively with marketing colleagues to develop Thames & Hudson’s online presence – gaining insight into Thames & Hudson’s audiences and turning that insight into content calendars, which you’ll co-manage day-to-day
• Assessing audience, channels and tactics, and reporting on campaign performance
• Proactively developing knowledge of key competitors, their products, and sales and marketing activity

Experience/skills required
• At least two years’ marketing experience
• A track record in a publishing or arts environment
• A full understanding of the marketing mix from campaign planning to implementation and evaluation
• Experience of sourcing, creating, editing and publishing content on a regular basis
• A good knowledge of social media, SEO and PPC campaigns
• Good writing skills
• An eye for detail and design, with excellent organisation and project management skills
• Familiarity with PowerPoint, InDesign and Photoshop
To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to
Amy Carsen, Head of HR:

PA and Accounts Assistant (maternity cover)

Thames & Hudson is seeking an exceptional, hands-on Accounts Assistant for a 12 month fixed maternity contract. The role will support the CFO and Financial Controller, and to manage the cost charging relationship with LBS, our third party distributor.

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. They must possess excellent communication skills, be approachable, and understand how to develop internal relationships to ensure finance truly partners other departments.

Desired Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience working as a PA/ Accounts Assistant within a finance department. Knowledge of the book publishing/publishing industry would be preferable.

• Basic understating of accounts ledgers (nominal purchase and sales)
• Numerate and accurate
• Excellent organization skills and able to work to tight deadlines
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft word and Excel especially using V- lookup, pivot tables etc.
• Experience of PowerPoint, and creating presentations.
• Strong attention to detail
• Ability to quickly learn how the business works
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Exercise discretion with access to sensitive information
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written
• A team player

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

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: