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Associate Publisher, Bookouture

Who we are and what we do
Bookouture is the fastest-growing digital publisher of commercial fiction – and part of Hachette UK. We have sold over 40 million books since we started 8 years ago, and 2020 was our best year yet.

What you will be doing
In the role of Associate Publisher you will be publishing some of our bestselling commercial fiction authors, managing two members of staff, and starting to build your own list of future bestsellers. Initially you will be managing a list of authors for two editors on parental leave, taking titles from initial edit through to finished publication. You will be working with authors to come up with the strongest concepts, the best books, and the perfect packaging to reach as many readers as possible. After publication, you will monitor sales and ensure that titles are always optimised to reach the widest possible audience. Following the parental leave cover, you will begin to build your own list of commercial fiction.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for someone with experience of acquiring, editing and publishing commercial fiction who can hit the ground running. You will be a meticulous editor and a great copywriter, with an eye for strong commercial packaging and keenly aware of market trends. You will be data-driven, creative, brilliant at author care and capable of handling a busy list.

We are looking not only for great publishing talent, but for people who make a habit of improving the way things are done, who embrace change and who enjoy applying science and tech to creativity. We’re keen to find someone who is driven by producing great work, thinking strategically – with a growth mindset – and generating new ideas and approaches that will improve our business.

Our Commitment

Hachette and Bookouture employ 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.

The salary band for this role is between £40,000 and £50,000 depending on experience, in addition to a bonus scheme, benefits package and flexible working options. Our office is based in London and the role reports to Publishing Director Laura Deacon.

How to apply

Please apply here with a covering letter and your CV.

As part of your covering letter, we would like you to answer the following question: How do you think the digital publishing landscape will change in the next five years? What are the potential opportunities and risks?

The deadline for applications is Friday 29th January 2021.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend an online interview, please let us know.