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Senior Commissioning Editor

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Commissioning Editor to join leading global publisher of professional trade books across a number of specialist lists. We are looking for an experienced Commissioning Editor who will focus on increasing market share for their award-winning trade publishing programme.

Using your strong commercial acumen, you will develop and build the list of titles across subject areas including business and management, leadership, entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation, digital and technology, careers and work-life balance, and employability. You will increase market share by looking at the market and developing suitable publishing strategies - proven experience of commissioning / list-building within serious non-fiction is essential. You will also ensure that all your products are produced to budget and to schedule.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience of hands on commissioning and driving a commissioning strategy within trade non-fiction publishing. You will be strongly business minded, highly commercial, market driven and market focused - and will have a good understanding of the business imperatives that drive publishing decisions. You will be responsible for the continued growth of a significant product portfolio that retails in bricks and mortar bookshops, through eCommerce on / .com and through international partners with a particularly good track record in subsidiary rights sales. You will be bold and have a vision for the list as well as excellent communication, interpersonal and financial 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.

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Senior Commissioning Editor

Full-time, Permanent
Professional, Trade
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Editorial

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