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Editor / Senior Editor (d/f/m)

gestalten is hiring an experienced Editor or Senior Editor (d/f/m) to join our Editorial team. Reporting to the Head of Acquisition and the Publisher directly, you conceive, acquire, evaluate and develop around 7-12 illustrated books a year, bringing content expertise and revenue opportunities. Categories include Architecture, Interior, Graphic Design, Art, Outdoor, and Mobility.

We’re looking for someone with a demonstrable background in the world of publishing and a strong network, who’s up on the latest trends, has something to say about upcoming movements, and who is confident and competent in scoping market-focused products.

This is a full-time position. The role is based in Berlin (Germany) and can be partially remote.

Where your expertise is needed:

  • You own the long-term vision and strategy to create commercially successful publications, maintain a deep competitive awareness, and think big to identify opportunities worthy of investment.
  • Together with the Head of Acquisition, you evaluate the strategic and economic potential of projects and assess their quality, originality, and product-market-fit.
  • You set the editorial direction by creating strong and convincing editorial concepts.
  • You understand the skills, strengths, and weaknesses of authors and co-editors and identify the best team to produce a particular title.
  • You work closely with the project management team to oversee the content production and monitor the progress of the book until it is published.
  • You ensure that all content is edited to conform to the concept by creating clear briefings and having regular check-ins with internal and external stakeholders, such as writers, photo editors, and designers.

What do we expect from you?

  • A journalistic background and at least five years of working experience in the book industry and in publishing of illustrated books.
  • A profound interest and knowledge in design, visual culture, and creative expressions in various fields
  • Proven commissioning and product development skills and a strong sense for the visual and content-related standards of high-quality lifestyle publications
  • Profound knowledge of and a proven track record in at least two of the following categories: Architecture, Interior, Graphic Design, Art, Outdoor, and Mobility.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills, and the ability to navigate complex partner interactions
  • The ability to inspire and convince others of ideas and the organizational skills to make these ideas happen.
  • An intrinsic understanding of gestalten’s brand and audience and a commitment to setting the editorial vision in line with the company’s goals
  • Fluency in written and spoken German and English (ideally one of them native)
  • You are based in Berlin (or willing to relocate) and eligible to work in Germany

Why gestalten?

  • Become part of a globally recognized brand and work with a vast network of partners and creative talents worldwide.
  • Join a highly qualified, experienced, and motivated team that values respect, transparency, pragmatism, and collaboration.
  • Work in a professional environment with an office conveniently located in the vibrant heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg, and the ability to work remotely.

About us

gestalten is a creative global publisher of quality, cutting-edge illustrated books. We document and anticipate vital movements in architecture, visual culture, design & fashion, escapism, food & beverages, travel, and contemporary art.

Coming from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds, the gestalten team is brought together through a collective interest in the creative world. The gestalten family is global and supported by an extensive network of contributors and industry-leading voices across creative fields. The seed of every gestalten idea begins in our headquarters in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg. From the initial idea and concept to design, production to distribution, and communication to all things brand-related, our vision is brought together by a close network of individuals involved throughout.

gestalten is committed to creating a diverse environment. Therefore, we welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/worldview, disability, age, living situation, sexual orientation, and identity.  All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

‘How to Apply’ details:


Please complete your application using our online form:

Closing Date: 31.08.2021

Salary Bracket: £ 30.000 - 42.000  p.a.

Editor / Senior Editor (d/f/m)

Gestalten, Berlin
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Design, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Editor / Senior Editor (d/f/m)
Salary description: 
£30.000 - 42.000 p.a.

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A journalistic background and at least five years of working experience in the book industry and in publishing of illustrated books.