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Commissioning Editor

An award winning and leading global publisher of professional and academic books and textbooks are looking for a Commissioning Editor / Senior Commissioning Editor to join their team. Based in London, this is an ideal opportunity for an experienced Commissioning Editor looking for an exciting new challenge.

This renowned publisher provide great benefits, a supportive team culture and offer a hybrid working pattern of 3 days a week Monday - Wednesday in the office and 2 days from home.

Reporting to the Publishing Director, this position will commission and publish a portfolio of titles as part of their award-winning Professional Trade publishing programme, focusing particularly on commissioning business focused skills-based series for early careers, mid careers through to senior careers; subjects could also include business and management, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, digital and technology, careers and work-life balance, employability. Your key responsibilities will include (amongst others):

  • Achieve commissioning targets for the year in line with the publishing plan
  • Visit academic departments in UK institutions who are teaching the subject area
  • Work with Marketing and Sales teams to achieve sales targets
  • Champion and monitor frontlist and backlist performance
  • Work with authors and colleagues to ensure high quality and timely publications
  • Work with International Rights to optimise translation and subsidiary rights income

The ideal candidate might currently be an experienced Development Editor, or a Commissioning Editor looking to move into an exciting new role. You will have a successful track record of growing a new list and developing a high-profile list. Alongside excellent communication, organisation and project management skills you will have the ability to negotiate contracts and develop and maintain a strong network of authors in the trade book publishing business sector. To find out more about this opportunity to join a prestigious publisher and play a pivotal role in the success of this exciting new area, get in touch ASAP!

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.

Commissioning Editor

Full-time, Permanent
Professional, Trade
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