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Publisher (Curatorial Content)

National Trust
Organisation:National Trust
Salary:£46,711 pa. Permanent f/t. Ref: IRC70136
Location:South West
Closing date:30.09.2018
This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead on the generation and development of outstanding curatorial content for one of the greatest collections of art, historical objects and heritage in the world.

We will be looking for you to bring your understanding of the heritage and arts publication market to review our existing work, spot and develop opportunities and put in place a strategic plan that will maximise how we share content and make it accessible. It will require the development of professional practice for generation and publication of curatorial content, and the role will be the key link between Curation & Experience teams across the National Trust and with our content teams and Brand & Marketing team. We will also be looking for you to manage budgets and raise additional grant funded income to support our academic publications.

What it's like to work here
We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis. There are approximately 700 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.

Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.

What you'll be doing
It’s all about our curatorial content strategy as delivered through traditional book based publishing and the development of our growing online offer. Working with the editors, curators across the regions, national specialists, the commercial publications team and brand and marketing you will develop a curatorial content strategy to cover the presentation and dissemination of content covering research on arts, collections, gardens, architecture, landscapes, archaeology, conservation and celebration of our cultural heritage.

The role will focus on supporting ways to unlock the significance of our collections and properties, providing inspiration for our three key audiences: General Audience/Visitors, Supporter Interest Groups and Professionals/Specialists. You will work closely with our conservators and specialists to develop outstanding creative curatorial content in different media, delivering high quality content for both online and traditional book and magazine publications.

You will support the strategic plan for the Curation & Experience Directorate and will work closely with our brand, marketing and content and publications teams as well as leading a small team to raise the profile of our properties and collections with the strategic purpose of sharing knowledge to move, teach and inspire. You will lead improvements in our work with internal colleagues and external partners by providing contracting advice, curatorial content style guides, design advice, improving production levels, editorial quality and publication processes. You will also have a keen awareness of the potential for greater audience reach and the importance of interacting with a range of different audiences.

Who we're looking for
Bringing an Arts/Heritage Publication background, you'll need to demonstrate you have;

· A specialist publications professional experience with in-depth knowledge of editing and writing for broad and specialist audiences on a range of cultural heritage.

· Very good understanding of arts and heritage publishing with specialist knowledge of contracts and external parties, financial models of traditional publication arts publishing and future publications practices.

· Very good understanding of the digital opportunities for sharing curatorial content, and models in use by other leading charities, content rich organisations and the heritage industry

· Educated to first degree level with a qualification in the history of art, history, or similar.

· Demonstrable knowledge of the broad range of cultural heritage subjects covered by the Trust and specialist knowledge in key areas such as history of art, architecture and garden history, collecting, patronage and the country of house in Britain.

· A record of close involvement in the production of professional publications in
museums, galleries, heritage or cultural organisations.

· Excellent knowledge of editorial style guides and publishing processes, research skills and understanding of copyright law.

· Project Management skills with the ability to manage medium sized projects achieving quality objectives, on budget and within short term timescales.

· Ability to manage project, operating or delated budgets on behalf of senior managers and external professionals, working in the Whole Trust across Directorates and throughout the rest of the organisation.

· Ability to build strong collaborative working relationships with colleagues and senior managers and external professionals.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation, copywriting and proof reading.

· Able to manage schedule and deliver to deadlines.

· Leadership skills to encourage, inspire, reframe ideas.

The package
Looking after you
- Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents

- Pension contribution match up to 10%

- EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

- Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

Looking after your career
- Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

- Develop your skills with an internal secondment

- Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

- Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us
- Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

- Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

- 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets

- Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

For further information and to apply, please click on the 'Apply' link below.

Closing date: 30 September 2018