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Commissioning / Senior Commissioning Editor (Women's Fiction), Transworld

Home to many bestselling authors, Transworld Publishers is one of the most successful book publishers in the UK. The stellar fiction list includes Kate Atkinson, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Jilly Cooper, Curtis Sittenfeld, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Kinsella, Terry Pratchett, Ruth Jones and Paula Hawkins. 

We have a brilliant opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial acquiring editor to join Transworld as Commissioning / Senior Commissioning Editor on the Women’s Fiction team in a new permanent role, ideally to start as soon as possible.

You will have the scope to build a list of high-profile commercial fiction titles, ensuring they are delivered to schedule and to budget, as well as maximising backlist opportunities. You will play a key role in implementing established company and genre strategies for our women’s fiction publishing. In addition, you will also deputise for the Editorial Director (to whom the role reports) when necessary.

We are looking for someone passionate and very knowledgeable about all kinds of women’s fiction, from commercial to literary, with strong existing commissioning experience. You must be highly commercially-minded and a voracious reader and you’ll have a successful track record for commissioning profitable books.

Self-motivated and highly creative, you will have the vision to generate innovative ideas and seek out new publishing opportunities. You’ll build and develop both new and established industry contacts and spot great new talent while retaining the best authors. You’ll then be able to transmit your enthusiasm and galvanise a whole publishing team to turn your books into bestsellers.

The ability to work effectively under pressure while keeping to schedule is essential, as are good organisational skills and attention to detail. You will be highly efficient, articulate and confident, and enjoy working as part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team.

This is the perfect role for someone looking to take the next step in their acquiring career within women’s fiction.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter by 4th March.

Commissioning / Senior Commissioning Editor (Women's Fiction), Transworld

Penguin Random House Group, London
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher, Trade
Commissioning Editor, Editorial