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Senior Editor

Available upon request
Date Posted:
10 Aug 2018
Vacancy Type:
Job Description

A leading trade book publisher based in the Northampton is looking for an experienced book editor to join their busy team. You will have the opportunity work to across a broad range of high-profile licenses and varied formats and genres to help shape their publishing strategy.

Key duties:

  • Develop and project manage an agreed list of titles from concept to print
  • Assist the Head of Publishing in the day-to-day management of the publishing programme
  • Liaise with licensors and commission out of house contributors such as illustrators and packagers
  • Apply creativity, innovation, and imaginative flair to all projects
  • Produce book projects that deliver real consumer benefit to deliver a profitable programme
  • Support junior members of the editorial team

Experience / skills required:

  • You will be an experienced trade book editor ideally with some commissioning/product development experience
  • Prior experience in children’s and non-fiction publishing is highly desirable
  • Excellent proof reading and copy writing skills
  • Experience working in License publishing is extremely advantageous
  • People management/line management experience desirable
  • Project management experience and the ability to manage a workload under pressure are important to the role
  • This role will suit a highly creative editor ready to take the next step in their career

For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to clairecs@atwoodtate.co.uk

Contact:        Claire Carrington-Smith         

Tel:               01865 339 532                   

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