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Editorial Manager

Location: London, UK
Contract: Permanent, full time
Salary: Depending on experience 

It’s a great time to join SPCK. We’re the UK’s leading Christian publisher and mission agency. We won the IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. We are vibrant, energetic and growing, with a happy, motivated team working in a comfortable office at the leafy end of Westminster.

About the Role

The successful applicant will manage an efficient and productive in-house editorial team, oversee the quality of all SPCK products (including online material), and ensure effective scheduling of the SPCK and IVP publishing programme.

Key responsibilities below:

•Liaising with commissioning editors, authors, freelance copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers, the Production, Art and Marketing teams

•Overseeing division of work among the House Ed team and freelance copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers

•Assessing handovers from commissioning editors to ensure that all elements of the handover are in place, and paperwork is done correctly, and supplying briefs to freelance copy-editors, proofreaders and indexers

•Overseeing schedules for all elements of our books, to ensure contracts, manuscripts, proofs, briefs etc are kept on track

•Ensuring all copy and data is consistent across all elements of our publishing programme, both print and online.

About You

You must be literate and numerate, able to communicate with all sorts of people, by a range of channels and methods, and proficiency with Microsoft Office are essential to the role. Ideally you will have around 3 years’ experience in a similar role. Enthusiastic personality and a willingness to learn and adapt to the changing retail landscape.


  • At least 3 year’s experience in a similar role
  • Very good communication skills, both written and spoken English
  • Enthusiastic personality, a willingness to learn about our titles and customers, and an understanding of the publishing industry

Please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Jenny Beadle, HR Director, SPCK, 36 Causton Street, London SW1P 4ST or

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we expect, we will only contact successful candidates. If you haven’t been contacted by the end of November, your application will not be taken forward and your details will not be held further. We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest. To see our privacy policy visit

SPCK, founded in 1698, is the oldest Anglican mission agency and the UK’s largest independent Christian publisher. Our vision is a world where everyone is transformed by Christian knowledge. Our mission is to lead the way in creating books and resources that help everyone to make sense of faith. Find out more at

Editorial Manager

SPCK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Editor, Publishing Support, Other Publishing, Management, Digital Editorial, Editorial