Commissioning Editor

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced editor to join a leading Educational Publisher in Central London and work to develop specific areas of their assessment publishing. With a focus on product development and commissioning, this role is ideal for someone with experience in primary or secondary educational or assessment publishing. 


Key duties:

  • Responsible for commissioning and development of successful new products, both print and digital
  • Manage projects from publishing plan to commercially successful product, ensuring they are published on time and to budget
  • Research and develop the needs and opportunities for digital offers, working closely with internal teams to scope and brief
  • Be the in-house expert for the market segment and maintain detailed market and customer knowledge
  • Ensure close relationship with authors, contributors and external parties throughout the publishing process
  • Monitor backlist and online products to ensure they are updated as appropriate and stock levels maintained

Experience / skills required:

  • Solid editorial experience in educational or assessment publishing
  • Commercially aware with experience or an interest in commissioning
  • Extremely market focussed with excellent project management skills
  • Analytical and comfortable working with data and reports
  • Knowledge of managing budgets and schedules
  • Experience of developing resources for UK schools would be highly advantageous
  • Interest in and understanding of assessments and experience working with a high level of data would be highly desirable

For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to


Contact:             Lucy Slater

Tel:                   020 7034 7821


Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Location (free text): 
Central London
Location (from list): 
London, London (Central), London (Greater)
Digital, Digital Editorial, Editorial, Acquisitions
Job sector: 
Employment type: 
Full-time, Permanent
Application email: 
Required skills: 
editorial experience, educational or assessment publishing experience
Salary description: 
Available on request