Jobs at NHBS

Editorial Assistant

Summary

British Wildlife and Conservation Land Management are independent, subscription-based and long-established magazines which were acquired by NHBS (www.nhbs.com), the natural history, ecology and conservation retailer and publisher, in March 2016.

We are now recruiting for a full-time editorial assistant to support the day-to-day administrative management of both magazines. This is a wonderful opportunity for a highly-motivated and well-organised individual with an interest in publishing and in nature conservation.

Responsibilities
  • Provide administrative support to a small editorial team
  • Manage deadlines for contributors, design, production, subscriptions and payments
  • Correspond regularly with authors and contributors
  • Prepare contributor contracts
  • Post contributor copies and manage contributor invoicing
  • Other administrative tasks and duties as required
Required Skills

The ideal candidate will be extremely well-organised and able to get the most out of collaborative software such as www.teamwork.com, Microsoft Office and other apps. You work well in a small team, while staying calm under pressure and working well to deadlines. You are an excellent communicator who can write with clarity and precision. Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Knowledge of British Wildlife (the magazine and the subject)
  • Some understanding of editorial processes and the publishing industry
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
Our Offer to You

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Books and Publications.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: 16,000 – 17,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays and a generous company pension.

Application

Please email your CV and Cover Letter by the 15th of March 2017 to Anneli Meeder (recruitment@nhbs.com).

Assistant Editor

Summary

British Wildlife and Conservation Land Management are independent, subscription-based and long-established magazines which were acquired by NHBS, the natural history, ecology and conservation retailer and publisher, in March 2016.

We are now recruiting for a full-time assistant editor to support the day-to-day management of both magazines, in order to drive forward our ambitious vision to expand their coverage and readership.

Responsibilities

This varied and exciting position involves working with the best writers, naturalists, photographers, scientists and conservationists to produce consistently outstanding material. As part of a small in-house publishing team, the assistant editor evaluates the quality of submitted material in terms of structure, content, and style, and must be able to communicate very clearly in writing and in person. The role involves travel to conferences within the UK to engage potential authors.

Required Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate will have editing and proof-reading experience, as well as in-depth knowledge of the British fauna and flora, their habitats and ecology. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with creativity, who feels at home with the written word, and is passionate about the natural world. You will have the courage to challenge long-held assumptions, and employ common-sense and critical thinking.

Preferred Experience
  • Knowledge of British Wildlife (the magazine and the subject)
  • A very good understanding of editorial processes and the publishing industry
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
Our Offer to You

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Books and Publications.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays and a generous company pension.

Application

Please email your CV and cover letter by the 7th of April 2017 to Anneli Meeder (recruitment@nhbs.com).

Marketing - Content Editor

Summary

Founded in 1985, NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. NHBS also publishes two magazines for naturalists and ecologists.

We are looking for someone with a flair for writing and a good knowledge of natural history and ecology to join our marketing team. You will need to work quickly to produce marketing emails and create printed fliers from templates. In any given week our adverts run in magazines and partner websites, our emails reach thousands of customers, and our printed fliers, catalogues and newsletters land on hundreds of doormats. The Marketing – Content Editor plays a key role in producing and managing this material. This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated and well-organised individual with an interest in marketing and nature conservation.

Responsibilities
  • Write interesting and informative text about the products and services offered by NHBS
  • Create emails, webpages, blog posts and author/supplier interviews
  • Create eye-catching and accurate fliers and mini-catalogues
  • Show great attention to detail in listing price, customer and book information
  • Help classify and manage customer accounts
  • Use search criteria to build marketing lists from our customer database
  • Develop an understanding of our business and our place in the conservation ‘industry’
  • Help organise conferences and events
Required Skills

The ideal candidate will be extremely well-organised and able to get the most out of collaborative software such as www.teamwork.com, Microsoft Office and other apps. You work well in a small team, staying calm under pressure and working well to deadlines. You are an excellent communicator who can write with clarity and precision about a subject you are passionate about – natural history and ecology. Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience using Mailchimp
  • Basic HTML and use of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop software for the design of flyers and webpages from templates
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
Our Offer to You

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Marketing.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £17,000 – £18,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays and a generous company pension.

Application

Please email your CV and Cover Letter by the 7th of April 2017 to Steaphan Hazell (recruitment@nhbs.com).

Publications & Books Specialist

Summary

Founded in 1985, NHBS (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. NHBS also publishes two magazines for naturalists and ecologists.

The Publications & Books Specialist position is a new role within NHBS. This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to develop a rewarding and stimulating career in the environmental world.

The successful applicant will work as a member of the NHBS book team, and in collaboration with the marketing team, to identify potential new customers and strengthen existing customer relationships.

NHBS is based in Totnes, Devon. Some UK and European travel will be required. On-the-job training will be provided.

Responsibilities

You will carry out a wide range of tasks and projects related to selling and marketing books, including:

  • Product range – you will help identify the best new natural history, ecology and conservation books, the customer groups most likely to be interested in them and the best ways to reach them
  • Marketing – you will prepare marketing materials including blog posts, author interviews, publisher profiles, book reviews and emails
  • Identifying new customers – you will help identify and reach out to potential new customers
  • Customer relations – you will contact key customers (e.g. libraries, museums, retailers, wholesalers) by email, phone and in person to maintain and build our relationships
  • Conference Attendance – you will represent NHBS at conferences across the UK and Europe
Required Skills
  • An interest in all natural history and ecology books, from species monographs to field guides, textbooks, field manuals, and ecological theory and polemic texts
  • An understanding of the publishing and book retail industry in the UK
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills are essential
  • Confidence and an outgoing personality will equip you to interact with a wide range of people, including authors, academics, librarians, publishers and members of the public
  • An undergraduate degree in the humanities, or social sciences or sciences is essential
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience in book sales, book marketing, or publishing
  • Current UK Driving License
  • Language skills: a second language in addition to English would be advantageous
Our Offer to You

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Books.

This full-time permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays, and a generous company pension.

Application

Please email your CV and cover letter by the 7th of April 2017 to Anneli Meeder (recruitment@nhbs.com).

Order Picker/Packer

Summary

NHBS is a world leader in supplying specialist books and equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. To help us through our busy season, we are looking for a full-time order picker/packer on a temporary 6 month contract.

Responsibilities

Order Picker/Packers play a central role in our relationship with customers and the products they buy from us. The role requires a high level of attention to detail, care and commitment to our high quality of customer service.

Specific tasks may include:

  • Picking orders in the warehouse
  • Packing a variety of goods for dispatch worldwide
  • Bagging and preparing packages for collection
Skills Required
  • Getting-things- done mentality
  • Ability to carry bulky or heavy objects safely
  • Great verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach to work
Our Offer to You

Our warehouse and office is based on the industrial estate in Totnes. We have been selling natural history and science books for thirty years, and ecological survey equipment since 2009. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 30 staff.

This position reports to the Customer Service & Dispatch Manager.

This position is available immediately. Salary: £15,000 p.a., based on a 37.5 hour week, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. You will also be able to join a generous pension scheme. Working hours are generally Mon-Fri, 8:30-5pm.

Application

Please email your CV and Covering Letter to the Customer Service & Dispatch Manager Natalie Mawson (recruitment@nhbs.com).

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