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Desk Editor

We have a fantastic opportunity with a London based publisher of beautiful books. Our client, an award-winning publisher of fine bound books, is looking for a talented and creative Desk Editor to oversee their Fiction list.

Reporting into the Publishing Director, this role will be responsible for managing a wide range of Fiction titles, ranging from science fiction to classical poetry, taking titles from manuscript to publication.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone is a similar role looking to work on more Fiction titles, or for an Assistant Editor to step up and take on more project management responsibilities. The role requires a strong understanding of book publishing and editorial processes, as well as a knowledge of the market.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Overseeing the publication of a wide range of Fiction titles from handover of manuscript through to publication, ensuring quality standards and deadlines are met
  • Briefing Art Directors, and helping with the overall visual design of the books
  • Liaising with internal Design, Sales and Marketing teams, as well as external collaborators, to ensure publication is running smoothly
  • Overseeing the editorial workflow of multiple titles in your list

The ideal candidate will have a good eye for design, and strong editorial and project management skills. This role will suit someone with a visual literacy, the ability to prioritise and work on multiple titles, and a passion for beautiful books.

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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