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Editorial Director, Non-Fiction, Orion

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

What you’ll be doing

This is a period of rapid growth for Orion Spring. After delivering multiple top ten bestsellers in the first half of 2021, we are looking to bring in the very best editorial talent to help shape the future of the list and deliver even further chart-hitting growth.

As Senior Commissioning Editor you will be responsible for commissioning and developing an innovative, agenda-setting and commercially focused list of authors, including repeat brands. You will identify gaps and market trends, staying one step ahead of the competition.

There is a possibility of joining the business at Editorial Director level, dependent on experience.

Who we are looking for

We are looking to fill an editorial role, reporting to the Publishing Director, to help grow Orion Spring’s rapidly developing health and wellbeing list. This new role offers an opportunity to seek out growing trends, to bring on board new brand authors and to give your creativity room to flourish. 

If you’re passionate about personal development, if you love discovering new trends and new voices, if you’re fired up by pursuing emerging talent and expertise, if you love a bit of woo, then we want to hear from you.

If you are an ambitious, creative and entrepreneurial thinker; if you have experience of discovering new trends and inspiring voices; if you have a proven track record of commercial success, then get in touch.

We would love you to apply with a prediction about a future wellness/lifestyle trend, and how you would publish a book that would deliver this trend to a big commercial audience.

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, delicious subsidized canteen food, 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.

The role will begin working from home due to ongoing Covid19 restrictions, but once normality resumes this role will be based at one of our UK offices, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Orion Spring is a young imprint, established in 2016, that publishes some of the biggest and brightest authors in health, wellness and practical lifestyle publishing. Whether international bestsellers such as Dr Nicole LePera and Dr Josh Axe, celebrities such as Laura Whitmore and Gok Wan, biohacking pioneers such as Davinia Taylor, or writers with compelling personal stories such as Rosie Green, our authors are united in their desire to deliver a positive and inspiring message. We are committed to bringing a range of diverse voices to our list, and asking challenging questions about the wellness industry, with books such as Toxic Positivity by Whitney Goodman, and Fariha Roisin’s Who is Wellness For?. Orion is a company where every story matters. And we want your story to start here too.  

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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