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Editorial Director/ Editor (Fiction, Novels.)

Full time/Part-time. Flexible Working Arrangement.

The Novelry is the worldwide school for novelists devoted to helping writers become authors. Launched in 2017, we are a fast-growing company operating worldwide, and we offer a dedicated and comprehensive support programme for writers who wish to become published authors.

We are looking for a stand-out publishing professional to help with what’s really important to us: beautiful stories, boldly told, professionally presented. To support our impressive success rate at submission.

A rewarding role in a dynamic warm-hearted company that values your expertise and offers a fulfilling work/life arrangement. We offer a pension scheme, maternity benefits and an annual bonus scheme.

Who You Are:

The successful applicant will have +5 years experience working at a well-known publishing house in editorial (and/or experience as a literary agent). You will be keen to use your skills to develop promising fiction author talent.

  • Passionate about the business of books. 
  • Experience in the editorial department of a publishing house or as a fully-fledged literary agent.
  • A love of novels of flair, taste and style and a keen interest in how stories work.
  • Proofreading and copy-editing skills with forensic attention to detail.


  • Working with us to talent-spot and encourage the voice and story-telling of our writers.
  • Developmental, structural and copy-editing of manuscripts.
  • Preparation of work for successful submission.
  • Curation of current course content.
  • Public relations to secure coverage across relevant media, including newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, online and social media. Building relationships with the media and proposing and creating newsworthy content.
  • Interacting with our members online and at events to share expertise.
  • Maintaining our brand standards.


  • Great communication skills verbal and written.
  • A keen interest in fiction and the latest titles and industry trends.
  • Fierce attention to detail.
  • A self-starter who is comfortable working on their own and managing their own workload and deadlines, as well as being happy to work as part of a team. 
  • Assistance to our MD (Louise Dean) as a right-hand person with a vested interest in the growth of the company; seeing yourself as a senior player is important to this key role.
  • Responsive, caring, empathetic and positively supportive of our writers attending to their concerns as a priority.
  • Unflappable in the face of user-friendly apps and technology like Zoom, Vimeo, Hubspot. (Training will be given to support this.)
  • Discretion at all times. All employees are required to sign a confidentiality agreement to protect our writers’ creative interests.

Key Points:

The Novelry is the home of happy writing, and we offer a warm-hearted working environment. It’s our passion for fiction that makes The Novelry a special place, along with our care for our writers and our people.

We work remotely, but you’ll occasionally work alongside Louise  Dean at our home/base in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. We’re very flexible about our working arrangements, but we’re always on hand for our writers wherever we are. We never forget it’s our privilege and pleasure to work with them and take huge pride in their success. (You should be comfortable with dogs, as Louise and many of our writers are often accompanied by dogs!)

Salary: We expect the successful candidate for this role will be paid in the region of £60,000 pro-rata, dependent on experience, more for more experienced candidates. Please note ‘pro rata’ means that salary is for a 40 hour week, but you can set the hours you work and your commensurate salary level by agreement from a minimum of 10 hours weekly to 40 hours.

We operate a bonus scheme and a pension and maternity scheme. There is a 3-month probationary period. We are committed to equal opportunities.

The closing date for applications is June 23rd 2021. To apply, please ensure you have explored our website at fully before emailing your CV and a covering letter addressed to Louise Dean at that includes your five all-time favourite novels, any thoughts or comments on our company website content, as well as how you would envisage your preferred role work/life arrangement with any notice period.


Editorial Director/ Editor (Fiction, Novels.)

The Novelry, London
Full-time, Home Working, Part-time
Administration, Copywriting, Editor, PR, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Conference and Events, Business Development, Social Media, Editorial
Editorial Director/ Editor (Fiction, Novels.)
Salary description: 
£60,000 pro-rata, dependent on experience

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The successful applicant will have +5 years experience working at a well-known publishing house in editorial (and/or experience as a literary agent).