Vacancies – Business Development Manager – Lamp and Owl

Business Development Manager
The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Business Manager for the 2015-16 academic year. This person will be charged with the day-to-day financial and business management of Birkbeck’s student magazine across its print and digital platforms.

The Business Manager will:

  • Manage the overall budgetary affairs of the Lamp & Owl, liaising regularly with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union
  • Seek opportunities for advertising revenue across both print and digital platforms, in consultation with the Managing Editor (Print) and the Managing Editor (Digital)
  • Manage the distribution of the print edition across the Birkbeck campus, while developing strategies to grow readership across both print and digital platforms (e.g. through market research, promotions, social media)
  • Manage, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, the allocation and use of space and equipment in The Newsroom at 43 Gordon Square
  • Develop strategies, with the Editor-in-Chief and Birkbeck Student Union, for alternative revenue streams and business models
  • Attend other regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) as required by the Editor-in-Chief

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit

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