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Commissioner, Photography & Tech, Ilex - Octopus Publishing Group

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Who we are and what we do

Octopus Publishing Group is an award-winning, non-fiction publisher producing titles on a wide range of subjects including food and wine, health and wellbeing, fashion and design, gardening and popular science.

The Ilex imprint has achieved an international reputation as a publisher of high-quality illustrated titles aimed at an international market. Dedicated to creativity in all its forms, the Ilex list covers everything from practical art and photography titles to trend-lead gift books. A major partnership with the Tate is a key new initiative.

What you’ll be doing

You will be commissioning and publishing a commercially focused list in the areas of practical photography, new tech and some photographic surveys – suitable for a broad range of markets. Keeping close to market trends, you will nurture and develop existing authors and seek out the top talent in the field to create the best books on any given subject, while also revisiting and reinvigorating backlist titles. Working collaboratively with PR and sales, you will champion your books from acquisition through to successful publication.

Who we’re looking for

Reporting to the Ilex Publisher, and working closely with our Art Director and editorial team, the successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of the subject area and be expected to bring their own vision and ideas to the role, commissioning a range of titles that can sell around the world. The right candidate will have confidence, international awareness, commercial acuity and some experience of commissioning illustrated books. Ability to juggle deadlines and priorities to ensure the smooth running of your list will also be key.

What we offer

This role is based at our riverside London office, as part of a friendly, creative team and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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.

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