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Commissioning Editor

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen with a globally renowned publishing company who are seeking a Commissioning Editor for their Education division. The role offers a competitive salary, benefits and long term career opportunities, along side hybrid working with a requirement for working 2 days per week in the central London office.

As Commissioning Editor sat within the Education team, this role reports to the Head of Education and will work across a range of secondary, primary and early years material that includes professional development titles, early years and primary teacher resources, and home learning workbooks. Responsibilities will include (amongst others):

  • Build strong, long-standing relationships with existing authors and create relationships with new authors
  • Maintain in-depth market knowledge and a strong network within the teaching community, keeping up-to-date with schools and education policy
  • Develop proposals and manuscripts with authors
  • Project manage approximately 25 titles per year
  • Contribute to the digital and strategic direction for the Education list

The successful Commissioning Editor will have strong editorial experience in the education market with a track record in commissioning content, author management and contract negotiation. They will be up to date with the latest education initiatives and be passionate about commissioning books for practising teachers and young learners that are fit for purpose, innovative and commercial. The Commissioning Editor will be commercially astute with excellent communication and organisation skills and possess exceptional editorial standards. An existing network of relevant contacts would be highly beneficial.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

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