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Editorial Manager: Illustrated Books

One of the world’s leading independent book publishers is looking for a talented Editorial Manager to lead its History and Reference list.

This is a key position and the successful candidate will have a proven track record in originating their own ideas and commissioning outstanding illustrated books, with at least  5 year’s commissioning experience. Working within the adult editorial team, the candidate must be a team player, have strong communication skills with the ability to develop good relationships with authors, licensors and colleagues. Thrive on multitasking, have a passion for detail, be extremely well organised and enjoy managing and developing projects. They should have a strong network of freelance contacts for all stages of the editorial process, strong InDesign, Word and Excel skills and thrive on being part of a fast-moving creative business. They must be able to manage the creative process of all colour-illustrated titles and reprint programmes from scheduling, project management from manuscript to plotter stage, with a view to maintaining the highest standards in terms of text and design, and working within a budget.   

Qualities required are good commercial instincts, an ability to identify gaps in the market, a flair for spotting popular trends.   Strong budgeting and negotiation skills are a must and experience of team management highly desirable. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic senior illustrated editor to work with an imaginative and energetic team to shape the future of the publishing programme.

To apply please send your C.V., current salary and covering letter to 

Closing Date: November 10, 2017 

Editorial Manager: Illustrated Books

Full-time, Permanent
Editor, Editorial
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