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Poetry Editor

Faber is recruiting a new Poetry Editor to steer the future of one of the great lists in English literature.

The new Poetry Editor will be a figurehead for authors, colleagues and the public, supporting our existing writers and identifying the very best new poets for the list. The role will require the acquisition and editing of new works, the line-editing of individual volumes, and the management of the poetry staff and the poetry publishing schedule. The Poetry Editor will generate and deliver a strategic vision for the entire list, including Faber’s extraordinary poetry backlist.

The ideal candidate will be a discerning champion of contemporary poetry. They will be capable of maintaining the list’s exceptional editorial standards while breaking new ground in its publishing. They will have the skills to play a pivotal public role in the poetry community, hosting authors, launching books and representing Faber at events and in the media. They will have the tact, the expertise and articulacy to advise poets on their work, combined with the ability to attract a growing and lasting audience for it.

This is a permanent role reporting directly to the Publisher.

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to quoting reference BS, explaining why you are a suitable candidate for the role and briefly outlining how you would approach it.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 9th July 2023.

*The role is advertised as full-time, but we are open to alternative arrangements for the right candidate.

Faber is one of the world’s pre-eminent publishers, based in central London. We have a rich literary history dating back to the 1920s. Our list of authors includes Sally Rooney, Marina Hyde, Gary Younge, Max Porter, Akwaeke Emezi, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leïla Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Sebastian Barry, Rachel Cusk, and a backlist including the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath, William Golding and P. D. James among many others. We also run the Faber Academy, a renowned creative writing school, and provide publishing services to other publishers via the Independent Alliance and Faber Factory.

Faber has a staff of just over 140, based across our offices in Farringdon (London) and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

– Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles

– Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year

– Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice

– Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app

– Season-ticket loans

– Cycle-to-work vouchers

– Subsidised eye tests

– Generous pension scheme

– Life assurance and income protection insurance

– Access to online GP and advisory services


We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at and our Data Protection Policy at Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.

Poetry Editor

Faber and Faber, London
Full-time, Permanent
Editor, Editorial

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