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Editorial Director - Fiction

A highly successful publisher of fiction and non-fiction is excitingly looking for a creative and commercially attuned Editorial Director to join a vibrant and popular fiction imprint. You will have the opportunity to grow a list covering women's fiction to historical and develop the editorial strategy across digital. This role is full-time and offers hybrid working (2 days a week in the London office).

Your duties will include:

  • Driving and overseeing the editorial schedule (checking it is on track, checking proofs and providing strong author care and liaison)
  • Building a digitally-driven editorial strategy
  • Acquiring titles for genre fiction list
  • Managing the budget alongside the Publishing Director
  • Line-managing 2 direct reports
  • Maintaining strong awareness of the market, trends and competitors
  • Developing sales within other markets such as the US

Our client is looking for someone who has been in an Editorial Management role, having commissioned for commercial/genre fiction. You will equally have a knowledge of and interest in the digital publishing world as well as print, enjoying the variety of authors and strategies. A love for genre fiction will be crucial to feed into a fantastic editorial vision for the list.

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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Editorial Director - Fiction

Editorial, Fiction, Trade

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