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Editorial Director, Mantle

Mantle is a finely curated hardcover imprint within Pan Macmillan, committed to publishing a select list of authors defined by their exceptional writing, prize-winning potential and broad storytelling appeal. Mantle’s bestselling brands include CJ Sansom, Kate Morton and Kate Mosse, and literary prize-winning authors Andrea Camilleri, Ray Celestin, Natalie Haynes, Charlotte Mendelson and Laura Shepherd-Robinson.

We are now embarking on a new chapter and looking to expand our horizons to include both memoirs and novels which are voice-driven with character-led narratives, and have the potential to break through with the power of their stories to spark word -of-mouth success both domestically and internationally. 

We are seeking a talented Editorial Director who will publish these genre-defying authors of tomorrow and join a small but dynamic editorial team. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of discovering and nurturing exciting new talent, creating top ten bestsellers, and have a clear market-driven editorial vision. They must be passionate about every book they bring to market.

 Key tasks of the role include -

  • Being editorially responsible for a list of authors and their profitability within the Mantle imprint and the overall profitability of Mantle.
  • Commissioning and contracting books for publication
  • Presenting and pitching titles at sales conferences and internal meetings.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated a track record in acquiring fiction titles and bringing them to market successfully.

    Job Description 

    Hiring Manager: Lucy Hale, Publisher, Pan

    Closing Date: 2 Oct 2022

    We are highly committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. Our full Diversity & Inclusion Pledge is available here

    All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

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    Editorial Director, Mantle

    Pan Macmillan, London
    Full-time, Permanent
    Administration, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Publishing, Management, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
    Editorial Director, Mantle

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    The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated a track record in acquiring fiction titles and bringing them to market successfully.