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Publisher, Kingfisher

Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children’s Books, the Children’s Division of Pan Macmillan, have an exciting opening for a Publisher to lead and grow our successful non-fiction Kingfisher imprint.

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in non-fiction illustrated publishing, with commercial flair, an understanding of international market needs, (including co-edition processes), and an ability to spot an opportunity and move quickly to capitalize on it. 

The position will involve:

  • Responsibility for representing the Kingfisher imprint profile internally and externally

  • Responsibility for the commercial performance of the Kingfisher P&L, achieving or exceeding targets

  • Responsibility for the imprint’s publishing strategy and investment priorities, including generating, developing, presenting, costing and galvanising people around new ideas

  • Providing leadership and management of direct reports, including promoting a collaborative spirit and an outward looking culture

For full responsibilities please refer to the detailed job description.

This is a senior position within Macmillan Children’s Books and the right person will continue to build on the Kingfisher success of the last five years in a creative and market responsive way, whilst managing workflows to critical path. 

The position is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London moving to stunning new offices in Farringdon by the end of the year and involves some travel to our sister company in the US.

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/003/19 via email to

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice available here: Please read our Recruitment Privacy Notice before submitting your application

Closing date: 13th March 2019 

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

Publisher, Kingfisher

Pan Macmillan, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Commercial, Publishing, Publishing Support, Other Publishing, Management