Non-fiction Commissioning Editor
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Posted on: Monday 08 July, 2019
Non-fiction Commissioning Editor (Parental Leave Cover)
We are looking for an energetic and motivated commissioning editor to join our team. This is an exciting time to join The History Press following our relocation to Cheltenham and this role provides a great opportunity to help shape a developing list.
•Manage an existing list of titles from delivery to publication
•Commission new titles and re-imagine backlist titles in line with the agreed strategy and budget for the list
•Evaluate and develop manuscripts
•Negotiate and draft contracts
Required attributes and experience:
•Strong organisational and communication skills
•Proven commissioning experience and editorial proficiency
•Ability to work to budget and to deadlines
•Good industry contacts
•Understanding of the non-fiction market
This is a contract role to cover a period of parental leave. The company can offer part-time, flexible or remote working for the right candidate.
Salary: Competitive + benefits
The closing date for applications is Friday 26th July.