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The eir Sport Sports Book of the Year Award 2016 is approaching and publishers are invited to submit their entries in the coming weeks. Entries must be submitted via email to Jennifer Kelly at: http://jennifer.kelly@psgsponsorship.ie

Below are just some important dates to keep in mind in the run-up to the prize:
·         Friday 7th October – Closing date for entries (via email) and long list is announced via press release.

·         Friday 21st October – All physical copies of books are received and distributed to the judging panel.

·         Monday 21st November – Judging panel meet and a shortlist of five is decided upon.

·         Monday 28th November – Shortlist of five books is announced via press release.

·         Thursday 8th December – Announcement of the winner at awards lunch in Dublin.

Due to expansion, Educate.ie have a vacancy for a Managing Editor. Initially working on post-primary titles for the Irish market, you will report to the Operations Manager and be responsible for managing a team of in-house and freelance editorial staff. This is an excellent role in a growing publishing house.

 

Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Managing the Editorial department and freelance editors/graphic designers.
  • Coordinating the publishing schedule with the Operations Manager.
  • Working with the Operations Manager to create and implement appropriate editorial processes and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency in and between the Editorial and DTP departments.
  • Compiling individual schedules and controlling budgets.
  • Liaising with authors at an early stage and managing all author relations throughout the production process.
  • Briefing editorial and design staff as required and liaising with them throughout the production process.
  • Reporting regularly to the Publisher and Operations Manager, advising of risks and schedule slippages and recommending solutions.
  • Editing a range of books to keep abreast of editorial/technical changes as well as changes/developments in the education system generally.
  • Assisting the Publisher and Commissioning Editors in the creation of value for money publishing proposals, with regard to hours and costs.
  • Ensuring products meet given specifications in publishing proposals and that all agreed criteria are met.
  • Mentoring editorial staff in the use of best-practice editorial.
  • Reviewing and appraising editors and submitting appropriate reports to the Publisher.

Required Skills

  • Excellent editorial, organisational and time-management skills.
  • Experience of editing and project managing highly-designed books from manuscript through to completion.
  • Experience of structural editing.
  • Some experience of managing or mentoring freelance or in-house editorial staff.
  • Flexible approach and strong people skills with the ability to work across functions effectively.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to co-ordinate various elements required to deliver projects.
  • Ability to work across functions effectively.

Experience/Qualifications

  • At least 4 years editorial experience, some of which must be at Desk Editor level.
  • Third Level Qualification.
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word.
  • Experience of educational titles a distinct advantage.
  • Some knowledge or experience of creating and editing digital products would be a distinct advantage.

 

Location: Sandyford, Dublin South

How To Apply:  CV/cover letter to careers@educate.ie by COB Friday September 23rd 2016.

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year 2016, National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 31/8/2016 Brian Quinn, Operations Director at eir Sport, Former Tipperary Hurler Lar Corbett and Ruth Hegarty, President of Publishing Ireland pictured at the launch of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year 2016. The eir Sport Sports Book of the Year, now in its second year, will once again seek to find the best sports book published by an Irish author in 2016, or sports book with an Irish subject matter. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE***
Launch of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year 2016, National Print Museum, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road, Dublin 31/8/2016
Brian Quinn, Operations Director at eir Sport, Former Tipperary Hurler Lar Corbett and Ruth Hegarty, President of Publishing Ireland pictured at the launch of the eir Sport Sports Book of the Year 2016. The eir Sport Sports Book of the Year, now in its second year, will once again seek to find the best sports book published by an Irish author in 2016, or sports book with an Irish subject matter.
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

eir Sport is continuing its quest to recognise and reward excellence in Irish sports writing eir Sport, with the support of Publishing Ireland has today launched the eir Sport Book of the Year, (formerly Setanta Sports Book of the Year) the second year of the award designed to recognise and reward the very best in Irish sports writing.

The eir Sport Book of the Year will seek to find the best sports book published by an Irish author in 2016, or sports book with an Irish subject matter. The winning author will receive a €1,500 cash prize and a specially commissioned trophy while €10,000 worth of TV advertising on eir Sport is also on offer for the winning entry. All shortlisted entries will feature in a television show to be broadcast on eir Sport to help drive awareness of the publications.

This is the second year of an initial four year commitment by eir Sport to the awards scheme. Last year’s inaugural award was claimed by former Dublin football keeper John Leonard for the memorable ‘Dub Sub Confidential’. Brian Quinn, Operations Director at eir Sport commented; “eir Sport is extremely passionate about Irish sport and recognise the major role sports writing has to play. That is why we are delighted to launch the second year of the eir Sport Book of the Year. Promoting Irish sports writing is vitally important as it has a significant influence on how all fans view and interact with sport.”

“Huge thanks once again must go to Publishing Ireland for their support of the award and we look forward to working with them over the coming months.”

The President of Publishing Ireland Ruth Hegarty added “We are looking for the best sports book to win this award. Publishing Ireland is delighted to partner with eir Sport because their commitment to quality is absolute. This award is about high quality writing and good storytelling and I call on publishers and authors to make sure that their book is in with a chance”

All sports books written by an Irish author or with an Irish subject matter, published since January 2016 will be eligible for the award this year. Entries will be sought in September with the closing date for entries in early October. A long list will be announced in mid-October before a short list is announced in late-November. The winner of the eir Sport Book of the Year 2016 will then be announced in December.

Philip Jones, Bookseller Editor & Futurebook creator, Announced as Keynote speaker at Publishing Ireland Trade Day 2016

unspecifiedPhilip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and creator of Futurebook, will be speaking at the fourth annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day in the Smock Alley Theatre on Friday 11th November 2016.

Philip will be joined by digital media experts, national booksellers and a huge number of of the Irish Book Publishing community for a thought-provoking conference centred around this year’s theme Reaching Readers. Key aims of the event are how best to reach readers using both traditional and social media, and the evolution and strengthening of the bookseller/publisher relationship.

Contact:

For media enquiries or to request a press ticket for the event please contact

Peter O’Connell, Peter O’Connell Media

For interview and comment please contact

Ruth Hegarthy, Publishing Ireland President

 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday 31th August 2016

Philip Jones, Bookseller Editor & Futurebook creator, Announced as Keynote speaker at Publishing Ireland Trade Day 2016

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and creator of Futurebook, will be speaking at the fourth annual Publishing Ireland Trade Day in the Smock Alley Theatre on Friday 11th November 2016.

Philip will be joined by digital media experts, national booksellers and a huge number of of the Irish Book Publishing community for a thought-provoking conference centred around this year’s theme Reaching Readers. Key aims of the event are how best to reach readers using both traditional and social media, and the evolution and strengthening of the bookseller/publisher relationship.

Contact:

For media enquiries or to request a press ticket for the event please contact

Peter O’Connell, Peter O’Connell Media

  • Email: peter@peteroconnellmedia.com

For interview and comment please contact

Ruth Hegarthy, Publishing Ireland President