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Commissioning Editor

A leading Dublin based educational publishing company is looking to recruit an experienced Commissioning Editor to work with their growing editorial team, to identify and commission teachers to write across a range of Primary and Post Primary areas.  Reporting to the Senior Publisher, the Commissioning Editor will be responsible for identifying and working closely with new authors and briefing them on editorial processes and procedures, as well as manage the company’s commissioning expectations.  You will attend relevant industry meetings throughout Ireland and actively engage with and build relationships with relevant industry bodies, including subject associations, educational conferences and other relevant events. Our client is operating a hybrid working model with a mix of attending the office on a weekly basis and homeworking.

The Commissioning Editor will work closely with the author and the Commissioning, Editorial and Sales teams to ensure the author has all the relevant information for any given project, and will also provide advice and assistance from commissioning through to final manuscript submission.

The successful person will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have proven commissioning experience, from an educational publishing background, ideally Primary, although our client will look at candidates from Post Primary.  The role may suit an Assistant Commissioning Editor or Project Editor with relevant experience, looking to take the next step.  You will have a solid editorial background, as well as a strong interest in educational publishing.  Experience of print and digital content is essential as are excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.  You will be commercially aware with a strong sense of achievement.

This is a fabulous opportunity to broaden your experience within a forward-thinking and highly successful educational publisher. For further details please send your CV and a short cover note.


Commissioning Editor

Redwood, Dublin
Full-time, Permanent
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Digital, Editorial
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