£30,000 - £40,000
Posted on: Friday 11 October, 2019
Do you love books about personal development, mental health, positive psychology, self-help and other wellbeing topics?
Trigger Publishing, a new independent mental health and wellbeing publisher, is looking for a dynamic, creative commissioning editor with an ambition to publish high-quality commercially successful books in this fast-growing sector. Reporting to the Publisher, and based in our central London office, you will need to be organised and motivated with a strong commercial sense and experience in illustrated and mono books in this area.
•Commissioning new books for Trigger, including coming up with new project ideas and searching out new talent
•Negotiating contracts with agents and authors
•Liaising closely with authors at all stages from initial idea to promoting the published book and beyond
•Concept development, including creating and pitching new project proposals, briefing authors, structural editing, flat planning, and briefing covers and internal design
•Creating and managing P&Ls
•Briefing and working closely with in-house team members
•Writing sales copy
•Taking responsibility for the success of your books by liaising closely with the Marketing & Publicity and Sales departments, identifying promotional opportunities and generally being the champion of your books
Key Skills & Expertise
•Knowledge of the wellbeing market (e.g. who publishes what, what is selling well, what future trends might be)
•Contacts in the field (e.g. agents, potential authors)
•A track record of commissioning commercially successful books
•A sense for what makes a great book
•The vision and patience to turn an idea into a book
•Great editorial skills
•Fantastic communication and a love of collaborative teamwork
•Self-motivation and ability to work independently
This is a full-time role reporting to the Publisher, based in our office in central London.
To apply for this role, please email a CV and covering letter to Jo Lal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 8th November 2019