Senior Editor Editorial Director

Senior Editor / Editorial Director, Sceptre

Hodder & Stoughton


We are looking for an experienced Senior Editor to join Sceptre and consolidate its position as a leading publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction.

The successful applicant will be expected to bring their own vision and ideas to the list and to acquire non-fiction titles, as well as some fiction. The ideal candidate will have several years’ experience of commissioning, a successful track record and a proven ability to be pro-active and creative in their approach to commissioning. They will also have commercial acuity and be highly organised, as well have good contacts with literary agents and international publishers. Reporting to the Sceptre Publisher, the successful applicant will join a small team of editors who are passionate about literature and dedicated to publishing our books and authors to the highest standards. 

To apply, please email your CV, covering letter and salary details to:  Alternatively, send to: HR Department, Hachette UK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

Hachette UK is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.