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Commissioning Editor

A leading Professional Book Publisher based in Central London is looking for an experienced and commercially driven Commissioning Editor. You will work on their well-established lists across the entire range of electrical and electronic engineering including, wireless communications, electromagnetics, computer security and power engineering. This is a hybrid role working 3 days a week in the London office, with 3 days working at home.


Hybrid working pattern, 3 days a week in London, 2 days remote

20 days holiday + bank holiday

Company pension scheme

As Commissioning Editor, you will work alongside an Assistant Commissioning Editor whom you will supervise, and a Commissioning Editor based in the US to publish approximately 15 - 20 books a year across a range of electrical and electronic engineering titles. You will be responsible for researching to find authors, managing the review and developmental process, departmental budget and handing over the finished manuscripts to the Director of Editorial and Production.

The successful candidate will have solid experience in STM, Academic or Professional book publishing and a proven track record of commissioning books. Whilst experience in engineering is desired, this is not essential. You will be looking for new titles worldwide excluding the Americas, which are covered by the US office. Experience of list-building and excellent communication, interpersonal and financial skills are essential.

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
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