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Closing date: 6 March 2020

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Editorial

Status: Permanent, Full time

Salary Description: Competitive & Benefits 


Simon & Schuster UK publishes a wide range of literary and commercial fiction, digital originals and audio books, and is one of the UK’s premier publishers. We publish Pulitzer Prize winners, Booker nominees, Richard & Judy Book Club selections, Book Industry award-winners and Sunday Times bestsellers. Our author stable includes both British and international writers such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Chris Carter, Milly Johnson, Graham Swift and Isabel Allende.

Job Profile: 

We are looking to recruit a commercially savvy and strategically minded commissioning editor, to work on our women’s fiction and saga lists. 

Your Role: 

Reporting to the Publishing Director, Fiction, and working closely with the MD of Adult Publishing and the Brand Development Director, the role is based across S&S’s commercial women’s fiction and saga lists, and involves taking responsibility for your own authors and acquiring the best new writers for the list. You will manage your own list of authors and will be responsible for delivering strategic and profitable commercial publishing. You will acquire across the women’s fiction and saga lists, and will have a keen eye for trends and strong knowledge of the market.  You will be a key part of a team dedicated to publishing the very best commercial fiction, and will play a key role in developing the future of our list. 

The Candidate’s Profile:  

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, a meticulous eye for detail and an ability to interact at all levels. A proven track record of publishing women’s fiction and saga is essential, and good contacts across the industry is required. The ideal candidate will know how to spot the stars of the future, and how to publish strategically and creatively to reach the reader.

Strong IT skills and intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel, together with excellent ability to project-manage a highly commercial list of titles, is a must for this role. The ability to multi-task, keep a cool head and have a razor-sharp eye is essential.  A creative, passionate and innovative approach is an advantage, and a love of commercial fiction is a must. 

Contact Details: 

Please apply by following the link and attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.


Full-time, Permanent
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