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Editorial Director (Sphere Fiction), Little, Brown Book Group – Parental Leave Cover

Who we are and what we do

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Editorial Director to join the industry-leading Sphere Fiction team at Little, Brown Book Group. Shortlisted for imprint of the year at the British Book Awards in 2018, Sphere Fiction is one of the most innovative and successful 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?

We are looking to bring in a senior editorial talent who will bring creativity and commercial awareness to their publishing. The successful candidate will have line management responsibilities, take on existing authors and have the freedom to acquire selectively for the list. We are looking for someone proactive, who thinks ambitiously for their authors with the ability to drive the strategy for their books, working closely with the wider team.

Who we’re looking for

This role would suit a dynamic and self-motivated individual who loves commercial fiction and reads widely across genres with at least four years publishing experience. 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. A team player with strong communication skills, a track record of successful commercial publishing, an ability to think globally and an understanding of the importance of metadata are essential.

What we offer

We offer a dynamic, fun and vibrant 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: 29th November 2020

Salary range: £39,500 – £42,000 depending on level of role hired for and experience

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