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Editor, Allen & Unwin UK

Leading independent publisher seeks full-time editor for its popular non fiction list with minimum four years’ trade publishing experience.

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Group Publisher and will look after a stable of authors within the Allen & Unwin list and will be encouraged to commission new non fiction titles for the list.  Major areas of responsibility include: desk editing for the Publisher’s titles, full structural edits, seeing titles through all stages of the production process, overseeing legal reads, picture research, developing and maintaining relationships with authors and literary agents, working with sales, marketing and publicity on promotional plans. 

In addition, the editor’s role includes creating Advance Information sheets, writing cover and catalogue copy, preparing cover briefs, checking ebook files, proof-reading sales and marketing material, presenting titles, generating ideas for new books and reading submissions.

Taking the initiative, good teamwork, strong communication skills and the ability to multi-task are all key attributes for the role.

Allen & Unwin is Atlantic’s popular non fiction imprint, publishing in many genres, including sport, music, entertainment, gift, memoir, travel and current affairs.

Atlantic Books is part of the Independent Alliance, and incorporates Atlantic Books, Corvus, Allen & Unwin and Grove Press. This is a full-time role based at our head office in Bloomsbury, central London. We operate core hours of 10am-4pm, with currently a minimum of two days a week in the office.

We offer equal opportunities regardless of gender, race, socio-economic background, age, disability, sexual orientation and national origin, and by doing so, aim to reflect the world around us. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the interview process.

More information available on request. Please email your CV and a covering letter to

Closing Date: 30 November 2022

Salary: £29,000 min dependent on experience

Editor, Allen & Unwin UK

Atlantic Books, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Editor, Allen & Unwin UK
Salary description: 
£29,000 min dependent on experience

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