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Senior Commissioning Editor (Maternity Cover)

  • Application Deadline: July 19, 2019
  • London

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK has an exciting opportunity for a senior commissioning editor to join the team, working on a range of novelty, non-fiction and picture books across the Templar and Big Picture Press lists. We’re looking for a highly competent, creative and organised editor, with commercial awareness and a can-do attitude. You’ll be responsible for acquiring and commissioning new titles, as well as managing and editing at all stages from concept to finished files.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment - I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives a"
Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done – which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."

Skills & Requirements

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Project manage books in close collaboration with the design and production teams, ensuring books are produced to the quality and accuracy required and to schedule.
  • Play a key role in new idea generation, commissioning and acquisitions, including researching and suggesting ideas for the future publishing list.
  • Attend and present at regular acquisitions meetings.
  • Brief, edit, copy-edit and proofread a range of books.
  • Liaise with freelance contributors, including illustrators, authors and designers.
  • Support junior members of the team.
  • Various other project duties, including writing sales copy, drawing up project budgets and checking contracts.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience in children’s publishing.
  • Experience working on novelty formats, including development and costing.
  • An advanced understanding of formats, age ranges and subject matters.
  • Project management skills, meticulous time management and strong interpersonal skills.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

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