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Head of Publishing

We are looking for a Head of Publishing for a highly successful talent agency in London.

This is such an exciting role where you will have access to a truly inspiring raft of talent as well as the opportunity to source and represent new voices!

This could suit anyone who has a strong track record in a senior leadership role who has worked directly with successfully publishing trade fiction or non-fiction books and authors. You might be working in a literary agency at the moment or within a trade publisher.

You don't have to come from an editorial background and we would absolutely welcome applications from publicity, marketing, rights and sales. This role will give you loads of autonomy to run this section of the agency so we are looking for someone who is excited about this and has the ability to run a team, strategy and business.

skills & experience.

  • Outstanding knowledge of the publishing market
  • Creative, with experience of working closely with talent to deliver great books that reflect their vision
  • Understand and have a passion for following up to date trends, topics and movements
  • You will understand the importance of a talent's public brand and how to work and communicate with talent
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Professional, diligent and proactive
  • Adaptable self-starter with great stake-holder management skills

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

** Inspired Search & Selection are a publishing recruitment specialist who operate an Equal Opportunities policy. We treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

In May 2019, Inspired Search & Selection pledged to promote The Book Trade Charity. As a charity, BTBS offer financial help to people (particularly those under the age of 30) looking for jobs in the book trade, including help with interview costs, to help support paid internships and work experience and for other opportunities for development. Please follow this link to check eligibility and further support.

Head of Publishing

Literary Agency, Trade
Acquisitions, Book Buying & Selling, Buying, Digital Editorial, Digital, Editorial, Online, Project Management, Management, Publishing, Trade, Literary Agent, Operations

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