Careers

Current employment opportunities at Thames & Hudson Australia are listed below as they arise.

 

 

Thames & Hudson Australia  (4th December, 2018)

Position Description: Bibliographic Data Controller

Full-time, Melbourne

 

Thames & Hudson Australia Ltd (ABIA Small Publisher of the Year 2018) is Australia’s leading publisher and distributor of illustrated books on the visual arts, architecture, interiors, gardening, fashion and children’s books.

We’re a small, dynamic and creative team making beautiful books in innovative ways for Australia and international markets. Recent investments in Australian publishing have contributed to three years of unparalleled growth.

We are seeking to fill this newly created position within the company to meet the growing demands on the organisation where:

  • we are distributing more than 2000 titles a year from over 100 different publishers.
  • the market is undergoing a shift from traditional to online retail with changing service requirements.
  • the marketing demands are shifting towards online discoverability via SEO, rich metadata and ONIX.

This position supports the Product and Operations Manager in managing an expanding product portfolio in an era of rapid digitalisation.

Key Responsibilities

Data

  • Manage Biblio database records across entire portfolio including:
    • keywords and SEO
    • pricing and schedule changes
    • controls on multimedia assets
    • population of rich metadata
  • Manage data publication schedules
  • Synchronise Biblio records with Vista
  • Manage embargos and titles restrictions
  • Record creation for THA publishing
  • Manage Onix feeds (inbound and outbound)
  • Maintain and optimise product records on E-retailer sites (i.e. Amazon, Booktopia)
  • Optimise metadata to enhance the discoverability of our products online
  • Manage data records for our own company website

Inventory

  • Manage stock replenishments and supplier re-orders
  • Manage excess inventories and related supplier liaison
  • Assist with logistics liaison

Analysis

  • Analyse sales patterns and inventory demands
  • Ensure pricing is uniform and consistent with international markets

This is a full-time, entry-level position that reports to the Product and Operations Manager. It would be advantageous for the applicant to have a university qualification in computer science, statistics, mathematics or similar, and demonstrate and advanced knowledge of Excel and an aptitude for computer work. They should have strong communication skills and be comfortable with the principles of data visualisation. Experience in working with large database software would be beneficial and an exceptional attention to detail and data accuracy is crucial.

A strong interest in the publishing industry and the creative arts would also be greatly welcomed.

Please send a cover letter and CV to applications@thameshudson.com.au with the subject line Bibliographic Data Controller. Applications close Friday 21 December 2018. Interviews will be held in January 2019.

 

 

Thames & Hudson Australia (4th December, 2018)

Position Description: Marketing Manager

Full-time, Melbourne

 

 Thames & Hudson Australia Ltd (ABIA Small Publisher of the Year 2018) is Australia’s leading publisher and distributor of illustrated books on the visual arts, architecture, interiors, gardening, fashion and children’s books.

We’re seeking a creative, organised and dynamic Marketing Manager to oversee title-specific marketing campaigns and lead the company’s small communications team. The role is hands-on and requires a combination of strategic planning and grass/roots execution. You’ll bring your digital expertise to help develop a focused strategy that supports Thames & Hudson’s ambitious growth objectives in a competitive retail landscape.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop a clear marketing strategy early on in the publishing calendar and deliver on integrated marketing plans for each new title
  • Liaise with the management team to shape a cohesive company brand-building strategy
  • Create innovative campaigns around our key publications, which includes close collaboration with the publishing and sales teams in Australia and a broader network of colleagues internationally
  • Communicate and quantify results
  • Identify and target key consumer segments, including the use of direct marketing, social media, affiliate marketing and via the THA website
  • Provide marketing insight and advice on the editorial direction, design, and pricing policy/segmentation of all THA publications
  • Engage with and build profiles of high-profile authors and artists
  • Negotiate partnerships and tie-ups with external parties that hold strategic relevance to the company objectives
  • Copywriting
  • Oversee external communications, including website, social media etc
  • End-to-end management of the company-wide marketing budget

The successful candidate will have experience in the book publishing industry and hold a relevant tertiary or postgraduate qualification in marketing. They will demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills and an ability to work independently, exercise good judgement and balance multiple priorities. The role requires a proactive professional able to multi-task, set priorities and communicate clearly with internal and external partners.

The candidate will possess an aptitude for managing authors while maintaining an astute consumer-marketing focus. A clear knowledge of marketplace and trends is essential. They should be technologically proficient with a comprehensive understanding of social media marketing and use of WordPress.

Please send a cover letter and CV to applications@thameshudson.com.au with the subject line Marketing Manager. Applications close Friday 21 December 2018. Interviews will be held in January 2019.

 

 

Thames & Hudson Australia (4th December, 2018)

Position Description: Editor

Full-time, Melbourne

 Thames & Hudson Australia Ltd (ABIA Small Publisher of the Year 2018) is Australia’s leading publisher and distributor of illustrated books on the visual arts, architecture, interiors, gardening, fashion and children’s books.

We have an opening for the role of editor to assist the editorial team in getting the 2019 publishing program to press.

The primary function of the editor is to undertake responsibility for individual titles, seeing them through the editorial and production process under the supervision of the commissioning editor. This role liaises closely with the publishing manager and other departments.

Key Activities

  • Liaise with commissioning editor, author and freelance editor from initial briefing through to final files
  • Manage author/editor corrections on pages
  • Take in corrections in In Design
  • Editorial support including proofreading, fact-checking, permissions, as required
  • Manage prelims and endmatter: contents pages/image credits/acknowledgments/imprint etc.
  • Draft cover copy as required
  • Apply for CIP data, ISBNs, barcodes etc
  • Reader’s reports/editorial assessment
  • General admin assistance within the department
  • Assist with catalogue creation
  • Assist with book fair preparation/trade fair materials

Required Skills and Attributes

  • A degree in English, editing/publishing or equivalent
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign and Acrobat
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with authors and designers
  • A good team player who can remain calm and efficient while working across multiple projects

This position is covered under the Book Industry Award 2010 as Level 2, Grade 2 Book Editor.

Please send a cover letter and CV to applications@thameshudson.com.au with the subject line Editor. Applications close Friday 14 December 2018. Interviews will be held before Christmas.