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Commissioning Editor

Are you a development editor/ editorial assistant with some development experience looking for a step up? A prestigious Professional Membership organisation based in central London is looking to appoint a Commissioning Editor. You will be responsible for the development of new and existing books and electronic products.

 What you'll be doing :

  • Commission and develop new print and digital products within budget and to agreed specification

  • Provide support to authors and editors and ensure projects are delivered on time and to high quality standard

  • Conduct market research and market testing to support product development, monitoring competition

  • Present business proposals and ensure quality control of published content 

  • Monitor budget, producing financial reports and compiling data for the financial team

What you'll have :

  • Development experience within professional/academic publishing is required

  • Good understanding of book publishing processes and of digital publishing

  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of market research techniques

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain solid relationships

  • Strong organisation and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritise


If that sounds like you, please get in touch with Claire Carrington-Smith at or on 0203 574 4431.

Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are often only able to contact successful applicants.  If you haven't heard from us within 7 days you have probably been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Commissioning Editor

Atwood Tate, London
Academic, Professional, Publisher, STM
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Digital Editorial, Editorial, Acquisitions
Salary description: 
Available on request

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