Publishing Director

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North West
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Our client, a highly successful, innovative publisher of fiction and non-fiction books, based in the UK, is hiring a Publishing Director to run and grow a brand new imprint, which will be based in the Manchester office.

We are looking for someone who is truly innovative, entrepreneurial and excited by this opportunity to create a truly unique, commercially successful division from scratch. With an almost blank piece of paper, you will be commissioning regional authors and offering them a unique and authentic publishing contract run from the north of England but with the backing of a highly successful team and global business.

It is preferred that applicants are authentically connected and invested in the North of England amongst other regions across the UK.

This is such an incredible and unique role, we're very excited to be working on it and can't wait to start having some conversations. This role will be absolutely perfect for someone who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Innovative and creative approach to publishing
  • Strong understanding of the publishing process
  • P&L responsibility
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Leadership and people management experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well networked with agents and authors

If you are already based in the north of England or wish to relocate to Manchester with the above experience please get in touch as we would love to talk to you as soon as possible!

Suzy Astbury, Managing Director of Inspired Search & Selection has been exclusively briefed on this role so please direct any questions and applications to Suzy.

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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