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Editor (Kyle Books), Octopus Publishing Group

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

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Publishing Director you will be a key member of the team, project managing and editing c. 8 titles per year, across a range of subjects, taking them from concept stage to finished book, managing budgets and commissioning freelancers along the way. No two days will be the same, and you will find yourself going from planning a food photo shoot to brainstorming ideas at our regular editorial meetings to liaising with sales and marketing about a publicity plan. 

Who we are looking for

You will possess superb communication skills and creative ideas, have a great visual sense and not be phased by multi-tasking in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Your editorial skills will be very well honed and your author care second to none. 

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!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield or Bristol, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Kyle Books is part of the Octopus Publishing Group, the dynamic illustrated division of Hachette UK. We publish a wide range of books across all aspects of lifestyle, from beautiful books on food and drink, many of them award-winning, to health manuals, gardening and interiors bestsellers. We craft our books with care and pride ourselves on creating bespoke titles that stand the test of time around the globe. 

We work with well-known and much-loved authors and brands, including wagamama, Samaritans, Darina Allen of the Ballymaloe Cookery School, TV chef Clodagh McKenna, The Caldesis, Edd Kimber and John Whaite. Whether new or established writers, well-known brands or creative artisans, we look for a mix of authenticity and practical lifestyle, from high-end food and drink to gardening, interiors, sustainability, healthy eating, wellbeing and crafts. 

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.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

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