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Commissioning Editor

A market-leading educational publisher, based in Ireland, is seeking a proactive and commercially-minded Commissioning Editor to join their supportive and friendly publishing team. This role offers hybrid working based out of the company's Dublin office, and offers a competitive salary alongside an excellent opportunity to take on a varied and valuable role as Commissioning Editor within a highly successful and growing publishing organisation.

Reporting to the Publisher, the Commissioning Editor will play a pivotal role in the team, and undertake research and source the best authors to create market-led proposals to meet Secondary school classroom needs across various subject areas.

Responsibilities will include (amongst others):

  • Research markets and develop new series' and titles
  • Manage author relationships; source and commission new authors
  • Review and manage new content submissions
  • Recruit and manage content reviewers
  • Prepare briefing documents and provide suitable ongoing guidance to colleagues
  • Monitor progress of projects from submission through to launch
  • Work with Sales & Marketing departments to ensure product USPs are relayed to customers
  • Report regularly to management and escalate queries and issues as need arises
  • Act as the owner for your projects to ensure they meet specifications and deadlines
  • Attend relevant conferences and develop a network of key educational contacts

Key skills include:

  • Editorial skills in Educational Publishing
  • Relationship-building skills
  • Commercial acumen
  • Time and project management skills
  • Teaching experience would be desirable

If you are an Editor, Senior Editor, Development Editor, Commissioning Editor, or similar, with experience in Educational Publishing, and looking for an exciting new role in amongst a supportive and friendly team, then please get in touch.

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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