Publisher, Sphere Non-Fiction, London
A rare opportunity to join Hachette’s largest trade division and lead the Sphere non-fiction publishing team @littlebrownuk
Publisher, Sphere Non-Fiction
What you’ll be doing:
You will take the lead in the future growth of the Sphere non-fiction imprint.
At Sphere non-fiction we are obsessed with audience – we publish books that speak to consumers everywhere, books that will entertain, inspire and connect with those who may or may not be traditional book buyers. We love audio and international just as much as UK physical, our publishing thinks global as well as local and across all formats. Entrepreneurial creative thinking is part of the Sphere DNA and we like a direct approaches to potential new authors, all alongside submissions from agents.
Who we’re looking for:
Are you an ambitious, strategic and tenacious Editorial Director, Publishing Director or Publisher who would like to take on this key role in growing commercial non-fiction at Little, Brown Book Group? Reporting to the Deputy Managing Director, this is a rare opportunity to join Hachette’s largest trade division and lead the Sphere non-fiction publishing team.
We are looking for an experienced publisher, with their finger firmly on the pulse. You’ll manage both a Senior Commissioning Editor and Editor, plus have support from the Sphere Editorial Assistant and the Little, Brown Project Editorial team. You will also be invited to join the Little, Brown Publishing Board. You’ll have exceptional communication skills and be able to champion not just your own acquisitions, but all the books published on the list, having responsibility for the Sphere non-fiction imprint P&L. You’ll be able to demonstrate emotional intelligence, confident negotiation skills and have the ability to build strong professional relationships both internally and externally.
Who we are and what we do:
Little, Brown’s identity is personified by its people, who are innovative, dynamic and independent thinkers. Across our thirteen imprints, you won’t find a wider range of titles anywhere in UK publishing – we pride ourselves on the quality and diversity of our list. Everything we do is focused on our authors and their books: they are the beating heart of our business.
Sphere non-fiction is the home of books from household names and individuals who have incredibly engaged and committed audiences. Our authors include: Angela Harding, Ant and Dec, Clare Mackintosh, Jack Rosewood, Jenny Eclair, Kerry Washington, Lee Lawrence, Mitch Albom, Pamela Anderson, James Felton and Vicky Pattison. Brands we publish include Asterix, Great British Bake Off, Have I Got News For You and Very British Problems.
What we offer:
Our staff are our greatest asset, and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 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, 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 (minimum 3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
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 www.booktradeentrysupport.org