Redwood is working with a market leading educational publishing company based in Ireland to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to work with the team to identify and commission teachers to write across a range of Post Primary subjects. The Commissioning Editor will be responsible for identifying and meeting with new authors and briefing them fully on editorial processes and procedures of the organisation, as well as managing the company’s high 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.
The Commissioning Editor will work closely with the author and the Development Editor 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 role will involve travel throughout Ireland, therefore the successful person will need to be able to travel and also hold a full clean driving licence and own a car.
The successful person will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have proven commissioning experience from an educational publishing background. The role may suit an Assistant Commissioning 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.
To apply for this role, please forward your CV with a short paragraph, outlining your interest in the role and salary expectations.