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New Job Role: Senior Commissioning Editor, Michael O’Mara Books

Posted on: 08/05/2019 with tags Jobs


Salary – Competitive, depending on experience

Full time, based in London

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic Senior Commissioning Editor with at least three years’ experience of commissioning commercial adult non-fiction. A team player with excellent interpersonal skills and a proactive approach to commissioning, the ideal candidate must also have strong negotiating skills, solid relationships with agents and authors, a wide knowledge of the commercial non-fiction market, a sharp eye for detail and the ability to work accurately under pressure.

Key duties include commissioning and managing a list of around ten titles per year in the areas of autobiography, reference, narrative non-fiction, gift and humour; finding new authors and developing relationships with agents; preparing and presenting proposals for new titles; and negotiating and drawing up contracts.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an ambitious candidate to help create a list for one of the few remaining independent publishing houses.

Closing date: 24th May 2019

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: louise.dixon@mombooks.com.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Michael O’Mara is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.