Editor/Commissioning Editor

Job type: 
Permanent
Sector: 
Trade
Category: 
Editorial
Region: 
London
Location: 
UK
Job reference: 
JO0000011895

A lively and independent illustrated publisher and packager of highly illustrated books in central London is looking for an Editor/Commissioning Editor for their growing team. You will join a small, innovative, creative, hard-working and dedicated team to work on a range of illustrated titles across subjects across the arts with a specific focus on MBS titles.

As Commissioning Editor you will be a key part of the pitching department and focus on ideas-generation, commissioning and managing freelance teams and creatives. Other key responsibilities will include briefing text and design to editorial staff, negotiating fees for pictures where necessary, and overseeing editorial processes. The ideal candidate will have good contacts and commercial knowledge within MBS books with excellent editorial and project management skills and be proficient in InDesign.

You must have proven editorial experience in a book publishing environment and working to budgets and organising photo shoots would be advantageous. You should have good communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively on all levels and enjoy using your initiative. The successful candidate will have great attention to detail and be brimming with ideas as you would be working in a very creative environment.

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.

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