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Commissioning Editor

About the Job:

Do you want to work with authors and develop Black Library's bestselling and award-winning range of Warhammer 40,000 novels, novellas and short stories?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and industrious commissioning editor who will work with authors to develop ideas and stories set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. As part of a dedicated team of editors, you will commission and edit high-quality projects to fulfil the needs of Black Library’s publishing schedule.

You will need to be highly organised and show resilience as we’ll look to you to work on projects from initial pitches through to full manuscripts, providing insightful and articulate feedback on story structure, character development, overall quality and IP accuracy.

You will build credible and productive working relationships with our existing author pool, and champion and develop new talent.

The right person will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of narrative craft, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standard quality of work. Knowledge of the Warhammer 40,000 IP and experience in publishing or a similar creative field is desirable.

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Working at Games Workshop:

At Games Workshop we are looking for people who will do their best to understand the needs of the company and to put those needs first when they are at work. Because of this we believe that what you are like, hence the attitude you show to work and the way you choose to behave is just as important as your skills and experience.

The Warhammer World site is based just outside of Nottingham city centre and benefits from a nearby tram stop and free onsite car parking.

In return for your hard work, you will receive 33 days holiday per year (including public holidays), matching contributory pension scheme up to 7.5%, profit share bonus (subject to GW meeting profit targets) and option to join our Share Save scheme.  Oh and let's not forget, a staff discount of between 25% and 50% on our products!

Other Essential Information:

Location: This role is based full time UK headquarters in Nottingham.

Closing date: Applications must be received by midnight, UK time, on Sunday 23rd June 2024. 

How to Apply:

To apply, please send us a letter or a video telling us why you want this job.  This is a great opportunity for you to let us know that you understand what we are looking for.

Please include an up-to-date CV to support your application.  When you're ready, please click apply, below.

Expiration Date: 16/06/2024

Commissioning Editor

Games Workshop, Nottingham
Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Publishing, Communications
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The right person will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of narrative craft, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standard quality of work