The Bookseller is recruiting for a bright, quick thinking and utterly reliable Project Manager to work on The British Book Awards. The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858 and has run The British Book Awards, the book trade's Oscars, for the past five years. The project manager’s role is pivotal to the success of this fantastic event, especially as the awards return as a live event after two years as an online ceremony.
The prospective candidate should have significant experience of delivering quality awards events, ideally in the trade awards sector and concrete project management experience. They should be able to demonstrate a strong ability to run and focus on a project over a number of months as the event moves from nomination to shortlisting to the ceremony over five months. This is a multifaceted role from overseeing publication of an awards supplement to dealing with catering, from managing the release of the shortlists to working with publicists to ensure the attendance of key authors. A keen eye for detail, allied with an unflappable temperament are essential items, as is the ability to keep secrets.
The project manager’s role is pivotal to the success of this event, and they will work alongside a small team of marketing and logistics support, as well as The Bookseller's editorial staff. The candidate will oversee the launch of the event in mid-December, then have involvement in the email, online and print campaign around the request for entries, the distribution of shortlisted books to the relevant judging panels and the marketing around sale of seats at the evening event scheduled for May 2022.
The Bookseller has been owned by the Stage Media Co, a family-run business that publishes the weekly newspaper The Stage.
The project manager reports to The Bookseller’s editor, Philip Jones and Director of Publisher Relations, Emma Lowe.
Applications should be submitted by Wednesday 22nd September 2021 to email@example.com