What you’ll be doing
- Shaping the future strategic direction of The Bridge Street Press imprint
- Networking widely across all stakeholders, internal and external, to build strong relationships
- Approaching authors with ideas for books
- Placing the needs, wants and passions of the consumer at the heart of what you do
- Delivering revenue and profit growth
- The quality and delivery of the publishing programme
- Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with authors and agents
- Managing relations with other departments, including sales, marketing, publicity, design and production
Who we are looking for
- Have an exciting and agenda-setting vision for Bridge Street Press
- Be dynamic, energetic and someone who thrives on a challenge
- Enjoy working closely with authors, both on ideas for books and shaping them, and editorially
- Have a proven track record of commissioning a wide range of non-fiction writers
- Have a wealth of connections to writers across a broad range of genres
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 community days per year, 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
A unique opportunity to lead a new imprint into its next exciting phase.
Bridge Street Press is looking for the very best senior editorial talent to acquire and publish across smart thinking, business, economics, history, politics and popular science. Launched in 2020, its authors include Tim Harford, Michael Wolff, Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang, Mervyn King and John Kay. We are looking for an editorial leader who is immersed in, and passionate about, non-fiction publishing and who can’t wait to shape and publish thought-leaders in their fields.
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