International Commissioning Editor/Publisher, Hodder Education
Who we are and what we do
At Hodder Education are proud to be one of the largest education publishers in the UK and internationally. We aim to make a difference for teachers and students by offering a broad range of quality resources and services, from curriculum resources to assessment materials. This means that we can grow as a successful and profitable business. Our success is rooted in our values: putting teachers and students at the heart of what we do; always looking to improve the quality of what we create; working collaboratively; and being trustworthy in what we publish, how we work as a team and with our customers.
The International team is responsible for publishing products for global education lists. These lists include resources for Cambridge Assessment International Education and the International Baccalaureate, as well as materials to support local curricula, mainly for the Caribbean and South East Asia. We publish for teachers and students across a wide range of subjects and levels spanning K-12 in print and digital.
What you’ll be doing
We are looking for a Commissioning Editor/Publisher (depending on experience) to research and develop creative and compelling print and digital products for our markets. A member of the International Publishing team, the Commissioning Editor/Publisher will commission an exciting range of high-quality resources for markets around the world.
Who we’re looking for
The ideal candidate will be a commercially minded, market-focused, creative individual who has experience in working in educational or academic publishing. They will have the imagination and desire to understand and respond to the needs of teachers and learners through the resources and services that are researched, commissioned and developed.
The role holder will have the skills and know-how to market research and propose commercially viable concepts, and to brief and work closely with authors, series editors and consultants to ensure manuscripts are delivered and developed to time, quality and budget. They will work closely with the publishing, marketing, sales, digital, production, design and editorial teams, and have excellent team-working skills as well as the ability to work independently. Excellent author care, editorial and organisational skills, and an awareness of how K-12 products are used in classrooms are essential. Knowledge of the international education market would be advantageous.
What we offer
You will be joining a friendly, committed team of skilled publishing and editorial colleagues, working together to produce books and resources we can all be proud of. As part of Hachette UK, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from several company-wide schemes.
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.
We also recognise the importance of a good work-life balance, and champion flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.