Commissioning Editor/Senior Commissioning Editor, Little, Brown Book Group
Who we are and what we do
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Commissioning Editor/Commissioning Editor to join the Sphere Non-fiction team at Little, Brown Book Group.
Entertaining and informative, our non-fiction includes cookery titles from The Great British Bake Off, Thug Kitchen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lucy Watson; humour including Very British Problems, Richard Herring’s Emergency Questions and 52 Times Britain was a Bellend by James Felton; activism with Gina Martin’s Be The Change; true crime with Ann Rule’s The Stranger Beside Me and David Wilson’s My Life with Murderers; high profile autobiography including Mitch Albom, Busy Phillips, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kevin Pietersen; and animal narratives including Little Alf and Curious Zelda.
What you’ll be doing
Do you love reading about music and musicians? Hearing the stories of sports people and athletes who inspire? Are there adventurers, military experts, fitness stars who motivate you to be your best self? Are you excited by popular science that informs and entertains? We’re looking for someone with a huge curiosity about our world who can explore the pro-active commissioning of titles that bring high profile, informative and motivating non-fiction titles to the Sphere list and to readers and audio listeners all over the world.
Based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London and reporting to Sphere Executive Publisher/Little, Brown Book Group Deputy Managing Director, you will be working on your own list of commissioned titles within the Sphere non-fiction team, and with support from Project Editors within Little, Brown Book Group.
Who we’re looking for
Someone who understands the complexities of commercial non-fiction publishing and thinks strategically across all formats of a publication, with real focus given to international and audio opportunities. Strong communication skills and an understanding of the importance of metadata are essential, as is a meticulous eye for detail and the ability to prioritise and work well under pressure. You will have previous experience of editing and project-managing within a trade publishing house, have a desire to generate IP projects, and will also need to demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines.
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