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Commercial Fiction Editor

Corvus, the commercial fiction imprint of Atlantic Books, is seeking maternity cover for a commercial fiction editor, starting on Monday 4th June 2018. Corvus is a vibrant and passionate publisher of popular fiction with fast-growing sales and a diverse list.


Duties will include the following:

Provide administrative support to the Corvus Editorial Director and collaborate with other colleagues and departments on projects and planning, and in particular to:

  • Take control of structural and technical edits for a number of titles
  • Work closely with selected authors to bring titles through from acquisition to print
  • Maintain and develop author and agent relationships, directly and in conjunction with the Corvus Editorial Director
  • Alongside the Corvus Editorial Director, work with and manage the editorial assistant’s workload


The role of Editor involves the following responsibilities:

  • Prepare titles for production and see them through the process
  • Check and collate proofs
  • Create Advance Information sheets as requested, monitoring and updating them
  • Write cover/catalogue copy
  • Prepare cover briefs
  • Send cover proof/finished copies to authors/agents
  • Check print meeting agendas and update as necessary
  • Ebook editorial check
  • Monitor metadata
  • Monitor Amazon to ensure copy and jackets are up to date
  • Proof-read and check sales and marketing material eg catalogues, rights sheets, presenters
  • Read submissions, write reader reports, turn-down notes and contribute to offer pitches
  • Organize and create back ads
  • Attend Fiction Festivals as required
  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing to help promote Corvus titles
  • Liaise on Editorial Director’s behalf with authors, agents, other departments


Candidates must already be working at Assistant Editor level or above and must have at least three years of experience working in Editorial.


Please email through your application to Sara O’Keeffe with a cover letter, your CV showing all previous experience, and stating your current salary, to with the subject title Maternity Cover Application by Tuesday 13 March.


Atlantic Books Ltd
Ormond House,
26-27 Boswell Street,
London WC1N 3JZ

Commercial Fiction Editor

Corvus - Atlantic Books Ltd, London
Maternity Cover
Professional, Publisher, Trade