Publisher, Robinson - Little, Brown Book Group
What you’ll be doing
This is an exciting and rare opportunity for an experienced publisher to lead the management, strategy and publishing programme of the Little, Brown Book Group’s Robinson imprint. Reporting to the non-fiction publisher, you will take on responsibility for the growth of the imprint as well as expanding and strengthening its publishing programme in narrative non-fiction across memoir, true crime, popular science, popular culture and current affairs. Working at a senior level with two direct reports, you will commission up to ten titles per year as well as leading the team to deliver bestsellers and sales growth across the imprint.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for an experienced and ambitious editor working in a senior role with a with a strong track record of publishing non-fiction. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, creative, strategic thinker with strong commercial awareness and an outstanding network of contacts both within and outside the publishing industry. Previous experience of leading a team is desirable but not essential.
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
Robinson is a thriving imprint of the award-winning Little, Brown Book Group, where it retains its vibrant independent spirit and personality. It is home to three lists publishing a broad spectrum of non-fiction.
Robinson’s popular non-fiction list has something to appeal to every taste, covering topics as wide-ranging as history, popular science, cycling and true crime.
Robinson Psychology’s evidence-based titles are written by expert authors in the fields of self-help and popular psychology. The list is home to the Overcoming series and to bestselling popular psychology books that focus on key new areas of research with clear self-help benefits, such as Carol Dweck’s phenomenal bestseller Mindset and The Whole Brain Child.
Robinson’s How To list is made up of useful, practical books on every subject from gardening, cookery and health to business, technology and parenting. How To titles are trend-led, authoritative and accessible, offering people of all backgrounds the opportunity to access information and learning direct from experts.
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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