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Deputy Publishing Director, Gallery

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About the Adult Non-Fiction Division 
We are a busy editorial team, dedicated to publishing bestselling non-fiction. We currently publish across two imprints: our flagship imprint S&S, whose authors include Walter Isaacson, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dylan, Professor Alice Roberts, John Nichol, Michael Holding and a range of serious non-fiction; and Gallery, our quality commercial imprint which launched in the UK in 2021 and is home to bestselling names like Bob Mortimer, Britney Spears, Richard E. Grant, Patrick Stewart and Jess Phillips MP.

About the role
This role is a strategic senior appointment to take the Gallery list into the lifestyle space, with both illustrated and mono titles. Working closely with the Publishing Director, they will also play a key role in driving our strategy, and they will manage the commissioners on the Gallery list.


  • Acquire and publish bestselling lifestyle titles.
  • Help drive growth with new publishing.
  • Collaborate on drawing up and driving strategy for the imprint.
  • Manage commissioners on the Gallery list.

Experience (essential)

  • Must have a proven track record for acquiring and publishing bestselling non-fiction.
  • Must acquire a deep understanding of the lifestyle market.

Working at S&S 
Some of our benefits include:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • 8% Employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • 1 charity volunteer day for causes that you are passionate about
  • If eligible, work from home Stipend 
  • Group Income Protection (Risk Benefit)
  • Access to a Health Cash Plan
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Fresh fruit delivered to the office every Wednesday
  • Free Massage session each month
  • Discounts and rewards with participating retailers via The Benefit Store 
  • Free eBooks and audiobooks

Starting salary from £65k

Location: London

Close date: 21st February

Please apply by attaching your CV and cover letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Successful applicants will be shortlisted for an initial screening. If your application is progressed, you will then be asked to attend formal competency-based interview.
If you require any adjustments at interview, such as extra time or breaks etc, please let a member of the recruitment team know once they’ve been in touch.

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Deputy Publishing Director, Gallery

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Management, Communications, Editorial, Acquisitions
Deputy Publishing Director, Gallery
Salary description: 
Starting salary from £65,000

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Must have a proven track record for acquiring and publishing bestselling non-fiction. Must acquire a deep understanding of the lifestyle market.