What you’ll be doing
- Project managing every aspect of a diverse range of audiobooks and ensuring delivery of a large number of projects on time and to budget.
- Maintaining accurate production schedule information in Biblio3.
- Liaising with internal and external services providers.
- Liaising with authors and agents.
- Representing the audio team at business-critical internal and external meetings.
- Contributing to the continuous improvement of departmental processes and working practices.
Who we are looking for
Candidates must be highly efficient, with a good eye for detail and the ability to multi-task. A can-do, enthusiastic attitude is essential, along with excellent communication skills. In addition, the successful candidate will be:
- A capable administrator with excellent IT skills.
- Highly organised and time-efficient.
- A pro-active team player who can also work independently.
- Highly knowledgeable about audiobook publishing and the UK audiobook market, preferably with at proven experience in audio publishing.
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
The audio team are responsible for managing the end-to-end audio publishing process for the Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, John Murray Press, Quercus and Dialogue Books divisions of Hachette UK. We work closely with the divisional publishing teams, internal and external producers, agents, authors and voice talent to create bestselling and award-winning audiobooks, audio-original projects and podcasts.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org