Book Bunk Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

Book Bunk Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


  • Bunk Books is an imprint of Book Bunk Limited, the commercial arm of Book Bunk Trust, which is working to restore some of Nairobi’s most iconic public libraries.

  • The Coordinator of Bunk Books will serve as our key contact person and coordinator in the acquisition, marketing and distribution of assigned content (print and digital).

  • This position combines a variety of writing and/or editorial duties with the practical focus of operations management, ranging from managing content to developing effective strategies and programmes for the imprint.

  • We seek excellent organisational and leadership skills as well as an interest in literature and local and international publishing trends.

  • This position reports to the Directors of Bunk Books.

    Key Tasks

    Imprint Management

  • Plan and manage all daily operations

  • Oversee the acquisition (where applicable), marketing and distribution of titles in print and digital formats

  • Hire, brief and liaise with all external consultants including copy editors, designers, printers, photographers and illustrators

  • Oversee industry-specific research (creative economy and publishing trends, content platforms,etc ) and apply new learning where applicable

  • Manage the marketing and publicity for all content, including the imprint’s overall communications

  • Create and manage relevant interdepartmental linkages (literary festival, libraries, etc)

  • Assist in building institutional memory by creating and overseeing relevant archives and records

  • Promote policies and procedures for producing and disseminating attractive, accurate, relevant and timely publications

  • Provide guidance on publishing, keeping abreast of new developments to ensure that publications are cost-effective and relevant.

    Editorial

  • Manage publication of all content (print and digital) from submission/ acquisition to content distribution

  • Establish production schedules for each publication with clear timelines and responsibilities at each stage of the process

  • Manage key publication processes including briefing of third party designers and coordinating of proofing with content producers

  • Collate, edit and disseminate relevant accompanying materials for publication including press releases, relevant reports and pitches

  • Develop and manage relevant publication templates, monitoring progress, amending schedules and chasing outstanding content to ensure publications are delivered to schedule

  • Establishing production schedules for each publication with clear timelines and responsibilities at each stage of the process

    Coordination of Content and Producers Work with content owners to coordinate publicity and marketing activities;

  • Support title
    acquisition, development and production

  • Coordinate both editorial and operations meetings and sessions

  • Create and edit online content in support of publications, including publications-related content for social media platforms

  • Ensure that all publications comply with the relevant branding, marketing and style guidelines and that all legal requirements, including copyright regulations and relevant content laws are adhered to

  • Provide guidance on publishing, keeping abreast of new developments to ensure that publications are cost-effective and relevant

  • Develop data points for the monitoring and evaluation of content dissemination; key readership numbers, geographic distribution, preferred access points, etc Network Management

  • Develop professional networks related to Bunk Books’ areas of work, effecting collaborations and partnerships

  • Act as liaison between Bunk Books and other internal departments

    Skills, Competencies and Values required

  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.

  • Knowledge of all social media platforms is essential

  • Excellent project management, evaluation and planning skills, including the ability to think creatively and innovatively

  • Tech-savyness, with a particular focus on podcasts and audiobooks

  • Ability to work with different stakeholders at various levels of the Book Bunk universe

  • Demonstrable success in delivering a range of high-quality publications from inception to marketing, including commissioning and managing external suppliers and managing work to budget and time

  • Comprehensive understanding of contemporary content and established as well as emerging modes of content dissemination

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds

  • Ability to train and support others formally and informally, coupled with an ability to multi-task and remain calm under pressure

  • Knowledge of or interest in the region’s creative economy ecologies, literature, the publishing industry and writing

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Book Bunk Coordinator Jobs in Kenya


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