Publishing Director (12 month FTC)
Are you an experienced fiction editor looking for a new publishing challenge? An exceptional opportunity has opened up to join Piatkus Fiction as Publishing Director.
What you’ll be doing
This role would be standing in for the Publisher, overseeing their responsibilities on the Piatkus list. The role would include but is not limited to: publishing a large and successful list of around twenty-five to thirty authors and re-contracting where necessary, acquiring new women’s fiction projects for Piatkus Fiction, managing two members of the PCR Team, working together with the Constable Fiction Publishing Director and PCR Brand Publisher to select and support priority titles across the Piatkus and Constable lists.
Who we are looking for
The role would suit an energetic, organised, and highly-motivated candidate with several years of publishing experience who is looking for a new challenge. You should have a proven track record of successful publishing, excellent knowledge of the UK and US commercial fiction markets and experience in author management and negotiation. We’re looking for someone truly passionate about all kinds of commercial fiction with a strong list of agent and rights agent contacts.
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, 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!
This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
PCR Fiction (Piatkus and Constable Fiction) are part of Little, Brown Publishers, publishing a huge range of commercial fiction from thrillers to romance. Piatkus Fiction publishes a huge range of commercial fiction projects, from Julia Quinn, author of Bridgerton, to the globally bestselling Nora Roberts, to fantasy authors Charlaine Harris, JR Ward and Christine Feehan to bestselling romcom writers Sally Thorne and Christina Lauren and crime authors such as Kate Ellis and Frances Brody. Constable Fiction publishes crime and thriller fiction, including worldwide bestseller MC Beaton and Sunday Times bestseller MW Craven.
We’re a supportive, warm and friendly team and for the right candidate looking to learn more about publishing strategy, leadership and list management this is an unmissable opportunity.
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