Commissioning Editor, Hodder & Stoughton
Who we are and what we do
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commissioning Editor to join the Hodder Fiction team. Hodder is one of the most successful commercial imprints in the UK and the home of some of the biggest names in fiction including worldwide bestsellers such as John Grisham, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, David Nicholls and Peter Robinson.
What you’ll be doing
Based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London and reporting to the SFF Publisher, the Commissioning Editor will have a particular focus on young adult speculative fiction to augment our already extremely successful YA crossover publishing, which includes such bestselling authors as Becky Chambers, Pierce Brown, Laini Taylor and Stephanie Garber. The successful candidate will take on a number of existing authors, acquire new authors for the list and manage every aspect of the editorial role for their titles, including working on scripts, briefing covers, writing copy, monitoring and maximising the impact of metadata, being heavily involved in our unique SFF social media platform, Hodderscape, attending genre conventions and working closely with staff in all other departments to promulgate our SFF publishing.
Who we’re looking for
This role is ideal for those who love young, diverse, ground-breaking speculative fiction and who read intensely in that field. We are looking for someone who knows the readership intimately and will communicate their passion for this genre to their colleagues and the market. You will have previous experience of editing and project-managing within a trade publishing house and will 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.
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.
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