Meet the Team
Atwood Tate are the new publishing recruitment agency in town but our publishing recruitment consultants are not new to the industry! The senior management team here at Atwood Tate have a wealth of previous experience, both in publishing and publishing recruitment.
Claire is the founding director of Atwood Tate. Initially a publishing recruitment consultant at Inspired Selection, Claire cut her teeth filling specialist publishing vacancies for the London publishers in a market that she built from scratch. She progressed to become Director before leaving to pursue a few other interests. After a little respite and surfing in the West Country whilst working on more generalist recruitment for corporate organisations, Claire is back and ready to transform the publishing recruitment market - nationwide! Prior to her recruitment life, Claire worked in Rights for Headline and Orion. Claire achieved the REC Certificate in 2003 and looks after Senior Management level opportunities in all locations.
Helen has over six years' experience of working in publishing, latterly as Rights Executive for Orion Children's Books. Helen has an excellent understanding of publishing and is a natural and experienced communicator. Following her degree in Modern & Medieval Languages, Helen took an MA in Publishing, gaining distinction.
Helen's main focus at Atwood Tate is on publishing jobs in Editorial (excluding STM), from graduates to mid management, in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.
Lucy joined Atwood Tate as our exceptionally organised administrator and will now be covering Helen's consultant role while Helen is on maternity leave. Lucy herself has editorial experience working across a list of illustrated non-fiction and fiction at the independent publisher, Parthian Books. In her role as Publishing Editor, Lucy worked with authors, artists and associate editors to develop and promote a diverse list. As of 1st October 2012 she will be looking after all Editorial vacancies in Trade, Educational, Academic and Professional publishing and Society publications, from graduates to mid-management, in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.
Sam has five years' experience of working in publishing, primarily in book production, both in traditional publishing and in a production services company. Sam has also been a Production Manager for a printing company. Sam's latest role has been in recruitment, where he was the lead recruitment officer for a Government Initiative Future Jobs Fund, helping young people into work. Sam gained a BA in Publishing Studies from Robert Gordon University.
Sam's main focus at Atwood Tate will be on publishing jobs in Digital, Design, Production, Production Editorial, Rights, International Sales and Contracts, and Operations, from graduates to mid management, in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.
Stephanie has joined the team straight from Nature Publishing Group where she has worked as Sales Coordinator responsible for supporting sales colleagues globally in London, San Francisco, New York and Tokyo offices. Prior to this she has editorial experience on manuals and official documents, plus some impressive intern experience with trade and academic publishing houses, giving her a comprehensive insight into the publishing business. Stephanie's main focus at Atwood Tate will be on publishing jobs in STM Editorial, Sales and Marketing, Publicity, Customer Service and Administrative, from graduates to mid-management, in London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.
Claire Louise Kemp
Claire Louise has three years' experience working with Oxford University Press in Rights. As Senior Rights Assistant she was responsible for selling rights across all the lists within the Children's and Educational divisions. Her previous work experience includes a background in training and customer care, so she is exceptionally well placed to offer both our candidates and clients an informed and valuable service! Claire Louise joins us as Publishing Recruitment Consultant for the Oxford office where she will be responsible for placing candidates into all roles from entry level to mid-management across all sectors of publishing in Oxford and all UK locations excluding London, the Home Counties and East Anglia.
We also have a great track record of placing candidates internationally. For details please contact Claire Law.
Jo Bowerman and Lynne Willoughby joined the board of Atwood Tate in January 2011 to help with strategic growth and facilitate our goal to be the number one agency for publishing, digital content and communications. As founders and former directors of Inspired Selection, Jo and Lynne have a wealth of experience in both publishing and recruitment and together we want to continue building strong, mutually beneficially relationships with our clients that exceed the normal expectations of recruitment agencies.« Back