What you’ll be doing
The focus of the role will be commissioning commercially focused, creatively inventive books for our award-winning drinks list but there will the opportunity to commission in related lifestyle subjects dependent on your interests and passions.
Who we are looking for
You will have proven experience in international illustrated co-edition publishing and of working with design, production and managing editorial teams for best results. You will either have some experience of commissioning and be ready to move into a full commissioning role or already be commissioning a list elsewhere and ready for an exciting new opportunity. The key qualities required are to be proactive, commercially aware, creative and well organised with great communication skills and a keen interest in the subject areas of the list.
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.
Who we are and what we do
Octopus Publishing Group, Start a new chapter. At Octopus we publish books for everyone. We love to enlighten, nourish, entertain and most of all inspire readers and listeners everywhere.
Mitchell Beazley has been publishing informative, inspirational, visually beautiful, illustrated non-fiction for more than 50 years and the imprint is at the heart of Octopus’s exciting plans for growth. Our authors are highly respected subject experts, commercially smart brands and those keen to write the best book on the subject for a clearly identifiable market, including internationally.
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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