Careers at Boydell and Brewer

UK Office

Marketing Assistant

Martlesham, Suffolk
Reporting to Sales & Marketing Manager
Liaison with International Sales & Marketing Director and other members of the Global Marketing Department


We are recruiting a Marketing Assistant to work in our Suffolk office in Martlesham. The Marketing Department is a busy, global department with an ever-growing and changing range of responsibilities. The successful candidate will need to be innovative and able to adapt to changing market conditions, sometimes attending conferences in the evening and at weekends, and be willing to work longer hours during busy periods.

The Marketing Assistant position combines subject-based activities for the international markets outside the US with assistance in other areas for the Sales & Marketing Manager.

Brief Overview of Main Duties
  • Marketing of the African studies, local history and RIT Press graphic design lists (other subject areas may be added), in print and electronic form, including:
    • Drawing up marketing plans for titles and groups of titles;
      • Production of subject leaflets and catalogues in coordination with the relevant colleagues in the Global Marketing Department;
      • Researching and exploring all relevant channels to enhance sales performance of these titles;
      • Coordination of review copies with Customer Services;
      • Liaison with authors, media figures and potential reviewers;
      • Liaison with learned societies;
      • Research into and compilation of mailing lists.
  • Working with the Sales & Marketing Manager on the Medieval Studies, Early Modern and Modern History lists as required.
  • Enhancing Boydell’s presence on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest with other members of the UK and US Marketing teams.
These are subject to change and further duties or subject areas may be added or changed.

Skills and Requirements
Essential:
  • An interest in and knowledge of at least one of the subject areas above.
  • Familiarity with and knowledge of social media platforms.
  • The ability to work on own initiative after basic training.
  • A proactive, creative and flexible approach.
  • Excellent writing and creative skills.
Desirable:
  • Experience of academic book publishing.
  • Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop.
Key behaviours
  • Flexibility: the candidate will both have responsibility for defined subject areas and assist the Sales & Marketing Manager in his marketing duties.
  • Team orientation: the candidate will be working with a range of people in different locations and must demonstrate flexibility and understanding of varying needs and requirements.
Interested candidates should email a copy of their CV and cover letter to Hayley Swain at careers@boydell.co.uk. Closing date for applications is Monday 5th November 2018.

US Office

Editorial Internship

Boydell & Brewer, Inc.
Camden House/University of Rochester Press


Support the University of Rochester Press and Camden House Editorial Directors and the University of Rochester Press Managing Editor by performing administrative and light editorial tasks.

Qualifications
  • Strong organizational skills, computer skills, a sharp eye for detail, and excellent proofreading skills necessary
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in English grammar and usage, and an excellent eye for detail and accuracy
  • Maturity and good organization, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work to deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with databases and data entry a plus
Responsibilities
  • Communicate regularly with URP and Camden House editorial directors; assist with administrative tasks related to editorial activities and objectives
  • Communicate with academic authors and editors about matters related to their books or series
  • Maintain physical and electronic author and production files
  • Maintain physical data for proposed and contracted books and authors in Dataflex
  • Assist with compiling and distributing new book proposals to editorial board members; coordinate board member votes and responses to proposals; help with planning of editorial board meetings
  • Take minutes at URP editorial board meetings
  • Send manuscripts to peer reviewers, arrange payment for reader reports
  • Mail and track author publishing contracts
  • Occasionally mail copyedited manuscripts to contributors
  • Conduct occasional library and web research, etc.
  • Send occasional rejection form letters
  • Maintain publicity blurbs and author bios in database
  • Occasional light copyediting, proofreading, photocopying
  • Mail/distribute presentation copies as books publish
  • Assist other editorial or production staff in administrative tasks when needed.
  • Approximately 20 hours per week, regular schedule
This internship is unpaid, but can be arranged for course credit as long as the student is sponsored by an approved faculty member

Interested candidates should email a resume and thoughtful cover letter explaining why they feel they are qualified, and how this internship will help them in future career goals, to Julia Cook at cook@boydellusa.net.