Editorial Director - Non-fiction

Job type: 
Permanent
Sector: 
Trade
Category: 
Editorial
Region: 
London
Location: 
UK
Job reference: 
JO0000014448

We have an amazing opportunity to work for a commercial Non-Fiction imprint of an award-winning Trade Publisher. Our client is looking for a talented and ambitious Editorial Director or Senior Commissioning Editor, looking for their next step to join their expanding team.

In this role, you will be responsible for commissioning across psychology, nutrition, wellness and other commercial Non-fictions titles. You would be looking for that next best-seller by building strong networks with authors, agents and influencers and bringing a wealth of knowledge across the wellness genre.

The role will entail pitching your ideas, acquisitions, author management and following the publishing process from start to finish. As an editorial director, you will be line-managing and growing a small team. Therefore, you will be involved in the strategic growth of the imprint.

Key Responsibilities

  • To deliver viable, creative and innovative publishing that is commercially successful and market-leading.
  • To build a strong agent and author network
  • To bring creative ideas and develop them into viable, commercially successful projects
  • To take the client's books from pitch to publication

You will be someone who has excellent communication skills and is able to discover new talent using your strong network connections - this would be a fantastic opportunity to build from that by joining a large growing publisher and shaping your own list. If you are able to demonstrate working knowledge of the Non-Fiction market along with extensive editorial experience within highly illustrated titles, then please do get in touch.

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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