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Deputy Publishing Director, S&S Non-Fiction, Adult Publishing

Closing date: 30th August 2022

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Editorial

Status: Permanent, Full time

Salary Description: Competitive & Benefits

Description:

S&S is the proud home of a range of bestselling non-fiction. Our authors include Bill Browder, Dave Grohl, Michael Holding, Laura Bates, Gordon Brown and John Nichol.

Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world and the winner of Publisher of the Year 2022. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving.  Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is one of the UK’s most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people.  Our children’s fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries.  Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small.

In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children’s list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. These include VIZ Media, Andrews McMeel, National Geographic Adult and Elliott & Thompson.

Job Profile:

This is a senior role in a thriving non-fiction team. We are looking to recruit an experienced non-fiction editor with an interest in serious non-fiction with commercial appeal to lead our S&S imprint.

Your Role:

Reporting to the Publishing Director for non-fiction, your role will primarily centre around building a list of bestselling and agenda-setting non-fiction. You will also take strategic responsibility for the direction and growth of the list as a whole.

The Candidate’s Profile:

The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the importance of non-fiction publishing. You must have a deep understanding of the market and the ambition and skillset to take your books to their widest audience. You must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, a meticulous eye for detail and an ability to interact at all levels.

We are keen to hear from the widest range of candidates and we’re open to different types of experience. If you have experience in non-fiction publishing, we would love to hear from you, but it is not essential.

Contact Details:

Please apply by following the link and attaching your CV and covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations. The application deadline for this role is 30th August 2022, however we reserve the right to close applications early should we receive a sufficient number of applications - so please do apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the role.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Deputy Publishing Director, S&S Non-Fiction, Adult Publishing

Full-time, Permanent
Publisher
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
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Deputy Publishing Director, S&S Non-Fiction, Adult Publishing
Salary description: 
Competitive & Benefits

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The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the importance of non-fiction publishing. You must have a deep understanding of the market and the ambition and skillset to take your books to their widest audience