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Commissioning Editor, Aria

Independent Publisher Head of Zeus is seeking a Commissioning Editor to join their dynamic e-first publishing imprint, Aria. This is an amazing opportunity for a talented, passionate and highly organised individual to develop a list of successful commercial fiction in the fast-moving world of digital publishing. 

Key duties: 

  • Sole responsibility for publishing c.30 authors per year, including commissioning, structural editing, cover briefing, copywriting, author & agent liaison 
  • Managing the Aria Audio programme 
  • Managing the Aria Submissions Portal
  • Contributing to the development of Aria's editorial and marketing strategy 
  • Market research and keeping up with genre trends 

Experience / skills required: 

  • At least one year's commissioning and/or structural editing experience 
  • At least one year's experience of working in digital publishing 
  • Genuine passion for popular fiction, particularly in the genres of romance, saga, crime, thriller and women's fiction 
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills 


Commensurate with experience 

Please submit CV, cover letter, 2x copywriting samples and 2x editorial letter samples to Laura Palmer

The closing date for applications is of 1st March.

Commissioning Editor, Aria

Head of Zeus, London
Full-time, Permanent
Commissioning Editor, Copywriter, Copywriting, Editor, Fiction, Publishing, Communications, Digital, Editorial