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Last updated: Friday 11 October, 2019
Commissioning Editor
Description: ipgtrigger
£30,000 - £40,000
London, UK
Description: ipgtrigger

About the Job

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.
Key Responsibilities
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:
Closing date: 8th November 2019
Skills: Copywriting, Editorial, Project Management

Job information

Salary: £35,000 p/a (depending on experience)

Contact information

Contact name: Jo Lal

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