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Commissioning Editor - Fiction

We are recruiting for a fantastic Commissioning Editor role with an exciting fast-growing publisher of highly commercial fiction books, including Crime, Thrillers, Romance and Fantasy titles!

Our client is a highly and ambitious independent publisher, and is looking to appoint an experienced Commissioning Editor to work across their psychological thriller and crime fiction stories. In this role, you will be managing the process from acquisition through to publication, building brand names, following trends, and working across new and re-issues lists.

Responsibilities include:

● Commissioning books with bestseller potential in the genres of psychological thriller and crime fiction for both frontlist and re-issue publishing

● Pro-actively seeking out new author and agent relationships

● Commissioning books with great e-book bestseller potential

● Handling manuscripts through the critical path, including structural edits,

copy edits and proofreads, liaising with authors throughout the process

● Liaising with authors and agents

This is a fantastic role for someone who loves commissioning, and shares a passion for genre fiction and psychological thrillers. If you have experience in commissioning and project management, and are looking to work for a fantastic fast-growing publisher, then please do get in touch.

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.

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