Spiracle is seeking a Collection Administrator, skilled in organising, and managing information across the board for an array of literary ebooks and audiobooks that form the collection and extra material resource.
The right candidate will be skilled in database management and maintenance systems, content management across the Spiracle website, assisting with publisher arrangements, accessioning of new titles and legal rights agreements. S/he will be able to work across a small team, liaise with archives and newspapers and generally be an excellent communicator with good writing skills.
The Collection administrator will work closely with the Collection Editor, Curator and Director.
What is Spiracle Audiobooks?
Independent Audiobook and Ebook online Shop
Ecommerce, Literary Club.
Spiracle is a new audiobook and ebook platform dedicated to literary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on books that are unjustly unsung. As the audiobook market grows globally, Spiracle is driven by the recognition that surprising and different titles, some in translation, do not receive the exposure they deserve in algorithm-driven marketplaces. Working with the UK’s independent presses, literary imprints and literary audiobook publishers, Spiracle aims to immerse its new customers in the world of books, their writers, narrators and translators.
Spiracle is a start-up – a cultural enterprise with business potential.
Spiracle Collection, Edition, Murmuration
Spiracle Collection is made of ‘readymade’ audio and ebooks, produced by book, ebook and audiobook publishers.
Spiracle Edition is a fortnightly audiobook selected and published by Spiracle
Murmuration draws on the Edition and Collection and is a hub of writing, insights, interviews, podcasts, articles and archive that expand the world of the books, their authors, translators, narrators and publishers.
Selection not Algorithms
Spiracle makes a promise to its user – that the site will enable rich discovery. It fulfils that promise through its practices of curation. These practices ensure that its user trusts in its selection, and knows that titles available through Spiracle make up a web of stories, voices and worlds, connected not by algorithm but each by a different relation of theme, voice, idea, place or time. The site has a lead curator who is aided by an international advisory team. It is fed by, between them, hundreds of years of delighted reading.
Discovering the best writing, brilliantly read, is entering a secret garden. Spiracle, through its principles of curation, offers the key.
Please apply if you have plenty of experience and are genuinely interested in organisation, setting up systems, managing databases, confident with different software, resourceful, efficient, self-motivated, energetic and helpful… and enjoy reading and listening to books! Experience in book publishing is an advantage.
Send your CV or professional overview with details of particular experience and skills and your interest in working with us.
Contract: Initially 2 days/week
Start date: August.
Central role in a small team
Location: Spiracle Audiobooks, 392 Caledonian Road, London N1 1DN (with the possibility of home working.)