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Publishing staff member

Employer Little Island Books
Job Type Arts Administration Design and Visual Communications Publishing & Editing
Location Dublin and the East
Specific Location Dublin 6w
Salary To be determined on the basis of the candidate's experience and skills
Closing Date 16/12/2019


Who we are

Little Island Books is a small, independent, Arts Council-funded publisher in Dublin. We are committed to publishing books of high literary and artistic quality for young readers – from toddlers all the way up to older teens. We are looking for a talented person to join our dynamic and dedicated creative team.


The role

An essential skill for this position is graphic design using InDesign. However, as a very small company, we need staff members who can work across a range of publishing duties. The job title and job description will be determined according to the successful candidate’s experience and particular skills.


The candidate

This job would suit somebody who already has some experience in publishing or in another field where they have gained relevant and transferable skills for book publishing.

Candidates must excel at paying close attention to detail without losing sight of bigger-picture strategic thinking. They must be motivated to help the company maximise its commercial success while prioritising literary and artistic quality. They must be focused on getting things done well and to strict deadlines, and be able to manage their time well and prioritise tasks.

The following are some areas of experience we consider desirable:

  • Graphic design (in particular, using InDesign software)
  • Art direction
  • Project management
  • Marketing, product promotion
  • Public relations
  • Events management
  • Publishing-specific experience: book production, print buying
  • Sales
  • Library/ information management
  • Editing (i.e. copy-editing using Microsoft Word; proofreading)
  • Teaching or other educational work
  • Journalism, including blogging
  • Bookselling

A degree in any of the following (or similar subjects) is a requirement: English; Irish; languages (modern, medieval or ancient); history; philosophy; art/design or visual communication; art history; law; publishing; marketing; library/information management; education.

Candidates must be in a position to commute to and from Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W, Ireland.

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