Careers

Thames & Hudson Australia is an illustrated book publisher in Melbourne with offices in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, New York and Paris.

We specialise in books on:

  • Art
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Gardening
  • Lifestyle
  • Narrative Non-Fiction
  • Children’s Picture Books

Our office and workplace culture is:

  • Friendly
  • Inclusive
  • Knowledgeable
  • Supportive
  • A safe place to learn, grow and thrive

We also offer free on-site parking, industry and skills-based training, optional social activities, generous staff discounts and access to exceptionally beautiful books.

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups in Australian publishing.   

Current employment opportunities are listed below as they arise.

The available positions are:

  • Publicist (Permanent Full-Time)
  • Marketing Executive (Permanent Full-Time)
  • Freelance copyeditor, proofreader and indexer applications

 


 

Publicist

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Melbourne, VIC

We are looking for a full-time Publicist to join our Melbourne office. This role works within the Marketing and Publicity team to develop and drive publicity strategies that connect Thames & Hudson books to the widest possible audience across evolving platforms, channels, networks and media outlets.

The Publicist will have exceptional communication skills, extensive PR experience and a working knowledge of and interest in book publishing.

This role has room for skill development and career growth within the team. The role requires a proactive professional ability to multi-task, set priorities and communicate clearly with internal and external partners.

The Publicist is responsible for:

  • Designing and overseeing publicity campaigns that connect books with readers and range from year-long brand plans to individual title releases
  • Developing publicity campaigns and activity for key titles across the local and international publishing list for Thames & Hudson, as well as distributed publishers including Abrams, TASCHEN, Smith Street Books and more
  • Develop key professional relationships with authors, agents, booksellers, local and international colleagues and industry figures
  • Maintaining an understanding of, and keeping up to date with, new media technologies and always be informed about the Australian news cycle
  • Ensuring stakeholders are familiar with key titles and the supporting publicity strategy and activity
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental colleagues to ensure campaigns achieve their best results
  • Demonstrate an agile approach to planning and an ability to proactively address challenges and identify solutions
  • Communicate with authors and booksellers on queries and updates as required

This is a full-time role based in Port Melbourne. The salary range for this position is available upon request.

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups in Australian publishing.  

Please send a CV with covering letter to applications@thameshudson.com.au by Wednesday 2 February 2022. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

 


 

Marketing Executive

Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Melbourne, VIC

We are looking for a full-time Marketing Executive to join our Melbourne office. This role works within the Marketing and Publicity team to develop and drive consumer marketing strategies that connect Thames & Hudson books to the widest possible audience across evolving platforms, channels, networks and media outlets.

The Marketing Executive will have an engaging copywriting ability, creative promotional ideas, exceptional communication skills and a working knowledge of and interest in book publishing. Skills in digital analysis, photography and/or design, particularly across the Adobe creative suite, would be desirable, but for the right candidate training can be offered.

This role has room for skill development and career growth within the team. The role requires a proactive professional ability to multi-task, set priorities and communicate clearly with internal and external partners.

The Marketing Executive is responsible for:

  • Designing and overseeing marketing campaigns that connect books with readers and range from year-long brand plans to individual title releases
  • Develop marketing campaigns for key titles across the local and international publishing list for Thames & Hudson, as well as distributed publishers including Abrams, TASCHEN, Smith Street Books and more
  • Ensuring stakeholders are familiar with key titles and the supporting marketing strategy and activity
  • Identifying consumer segments and target audiences, as well as the means to engage with them
  • Write and develop content for eDM, social media, advertising, collaborations, web and more as required
  • Collaborate with interdepartmental colleagues to ensure campaigns achieve their best results and establish and maintain good relationships with collaborative partners, booksellers and authors
  • Demonstrate an agile approach to planning and an ability to proactively address challenges and identify solutions
  • Communicate with authors and booksellers on queries and updates as required

This is a full-time role based in Port Melbourne. The salary for this position will be paid in line with the Book Industry Award for Publicist Grade 3 or Grade 4, based on the successful applicant’s experience. For more information on the Book Industry Award, please visit https://awardviewer.fwo.gov.au/award/show/MA000078

We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups in Australian publishing.  

Please send a CV with covering letter to applications@thameshudson.com.au by Wednesday 2 February 2022. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

 


 

Freelance copyeditor, proofreader and indexer applications

We are looking to expand our network of freelance copyeditors, proofreaders and indexers to work across our list. Familiarity with book editing is ideal, but we would consider any editor with relevant experience.

In particular, we’re looking for:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander editors, especially those with expertise in Indigenous arts and culture
  • Children’s book editors specialising in science topics
  • Children’s picture book editors (fiction)
  • Editors, proofreaders and indexers with expertise in the other subjects we publish

Available work includes:

Copyediting and styling manuscripts in Microsoft Word, with attention to voice, tone, grammar and syntax, factual accuracy and style consistency

Proofreading book pages for spelling, grammar and syntax, style consistency and design errors

Indexing

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