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Sphere Fiction: Commissioning Editor, Little, Brown Book Group


Who we are and what we do

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commissioning Editor to join the industry-leading Sphere Fiction team at Little, Brown Book Group. Sphere Fiction is one of the most dynamic and innovative commercial imprints in the UK and the proud home of award-winning Sunday Times and international bestselling authors including Mark Billingham, Jenny Colgan, Val McDermid, Clare Mackintosh, Carole Matthews, J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith and Nicholas Sparks.

What you’ll be doing?

Based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London and reporting to the Editorial Director, the Commissioning Editor will have a particular focus on commercial women’s fiction. The successful candidate will take on existing authors, acquire new authors for the list and will be involved in every aspect of the editorial role, including briefing covers, writing copy, monitoring and maximising the of impact metadata, working across our social media platforms and working closely with staff in all other departments to help prepare and champion Sphere fiction titles.

Who we’re looking for

This role would suit an individual who loves commercial fiction and reads widely across genres, with a particular passion for women’s fiction. We are looking for someone who thinks strategically across all formats of a publication and wants to join the team at one of the most successful imprints in the UK. Strong communication skills and an understanding of the important of metadata are essential, as is a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. You will have previous experience of editing and project-managing within a trade publishing house, have a desire to generate IP projects, and will also need to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines.

What we offer

We offer a vibrant, fun and creative environment within an enthusiastic and creative team. As part of Hachette, you will have access to competitive benefits, an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.

Our commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

Closing date: 19th January 2020

Salary range: £30,000-£32,500

To apply click here