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Commissioning Editor

We are looking for a creative and motivated Commissioning Editor to join our team at Coronet.  You will have proven publishing experience and will develop a list of diverse, authentic and commercially-focused non-fiction, including memoir and popular culture. Reporting to the publisher you will work closely with the imprint’s existing authors and their titles, while attracting new talent with bestseller potential. This is an exciting opportunity, and the successful candidate will work on building on Coronet’s strategy of reaching new readers and publishing books from underrepresented voices.  

What you’ll be doing

You will commission and develop a list of commercially focussed and profitable nonfiction titles per year in line with Coronet’s publishing strategy. You will deliver titles on time and to budget.  Reporting to the publisher, you will also be responsible for helping to build and champion existing authors and titles.

Who we are looking for

With proven experience, you will be a creative and commercially-minded editor; you are likely to have a track record in commissioning successful and market focused non-fiction in areas such as memoir and  popular culture. We are looking for someone who is a clear and effective communicator, dynamic, enthusiastic and energetic, and excited to work as part of a small and committed team.

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Coronet is an imprint within Hodder & Stoughton. We publish inclusive, authentic, and voice-driven stories with bestseller potential. From national treasures and mass niche to smart commercial writing from truth speakers, game-changers and maverick story-tellers, we are proud to publish a diverse list of authors.  These include Graham Norton, Sara Cox, Viola Davies, Tom Allen, Yewande Biala, DJ Fat Tony and Rob Delaney.

We always seek to reach new readers and to publish titles from underrepresented voices.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Commissioning Editor

Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Commissioning Editor
Salary description: 
£33,000 - £37,000, dependent on experience (+bonus + benefits)

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You will have proven publishing experience and will develop a list of diverse, authentic and commercially-focused non-fiction, including memoir and popular culture.