On Thursday, I was speaking at the Innovation Workshop (great round up here) and our wonderful Digital Coordinator, Amy Orringer, had come to support me. I think she had the tweet of the day:
After my session, she dropped a bombshell – she was moving back to the US and leaving us! I think I must have looked like a fish for a few minutes, not knowing what to say. I’m really happy for Amy but sad that we’ll be losing such a talented and driven woman from our team.
So I am happy and sad to say that we have an exciting opportunity to bring a new energy and a new voice to our digital team. Could it be you? (I hope it is!)
Here are some of the things your predecessor has done:
– The enhanced ebook for The Quietness by Alison Rattle (highlights video here http://bit.ly/19EFny2)
– A soft toy dance party, among other stop motion delights: (here)
– Commissioned The Bookshop Band to write a song for Dawn O’Porter’s book (here)
In fact, in her own style and because she is awesome, Amy has done us a video job opportunity advert:
We are looking for someone like Amy who:
– is utterly passionate about children’s books
– has a positive, willing attitude with a determination to create awesome things, a get-it-done kind of person
– has an eye for detail and a commitment to precision
– who can showcase a variety of interesting online projects/profiles
– not necessarily from a publishing background (the publishing stuff is easy to learn)
– not necessarily proficient in software/coding, but a good base knowledge and a digital curiosity which means you’re driven to self-learn
Here is the full job description with application instructions: Digital Coordinator Job Desc
You’ll be working 50/50 between the editorial department under myself and the marketing department under Sarah Benton. You can read about publishing from our points of view all over this blog, and get a sense about how we work if you look at the projects we’ve built over the past year and a half.
If you’re interested, please read the job description and application instructions carefully. Eye for detail, and all of that.
Hope to hear from you soon!