A market leading educational publishing company based in Dublin, Ireland is looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to work with the editorial team to identify and commission teachers to write across a range of Primary and Post Primary areas. Reporting to the Publisher, the Commissioning Editor will be responsible for identifying and working closely 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. Our client is operating a hybrid working model with a mix of attending the office 1-2 days a week/home working.
The Commissioning Editor will work closely with the author and the Commissioning, Editorial and Sales teams 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 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 or Project 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.
This is a fabulous opportunity to broaden your experience within a forward-thinking and highly successful educational publisher. For further details please send your CV and a short cover note.