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Editorial Director, Non-fiction — Maternity Cover

Faber & Faber is one of the world's great publishing houses. Our list of authors includes thirteen Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners. We are proud to publish the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama.

We are looking for an intelligent, experienced, well-organised and dynamic senior editor to provide maternity cover for the position of Editorial Director, Non-fiction.

Reporting directly to the Publisher, the focus of your role will be to edit approximately ten titles, managing their timely delivery and successful publication. The titles will range from serious non-fiction to celebrity memoir. Supported by an Assistant Editor and our Pre-press Department, you will also act as the main editorial day-to-day contact for a number of our non-fiction writers.

This is not a commissioning role.

This is a role that calls for exceptional editorial skills, together with in-depth experience of working with a range of outstanding writers across diverse strands of non-fiction. In addition to your first-class communication skills, you will possess a proven ability to manage concurrent complex working schedules.

Based in our Central London office, this role attracts a competitive salary and benefits package and is offered as a full-time position, on a maternity contract of up to one year, ideally starting in February 2019.

If you are interested, please forward a full CV and covering letter to

Closing date for applications: 21 December 2018.

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. 

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Editorial Director, Non-fiction — Maternity Cover

Faber and Faber, London
Contract, Maternity Contract, Maternity Cover
Digital Editorial, Editorial