(Senior) Commissioning Editor - Sphere Non-Fiction, Little, Brown Book Group
Who we are and what we do
Sphere is home to numerous bestselling authors across our fiction and non-fiction lists. Our non-fiction includes cookery titles from Great British Bake Off, Thug Kitchen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lucy Watson; health and fitness from Ross Edgley with The World’s Fittest Book; humour including Richard Herring’s Emergency Questions; activism with Gina Martin’s forthcoming Be The Change; true crime with Ann Rule’s The Stranger Beside Me and David Wilson’s My Life with Murderers; high profile autobiography including Mitch Albom, Busy Phillips, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Kevin Pietersen; animal stories including Little Alf and later this year, Curious Zelda, and the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: The Journey and J.K. Rowling’s Very Good Lives.
What you’ll be doing
Commissioning and publishing unmissable non-fiction. You’ll be looking at market trends, spotting potential ideas for books, developing and maintaining external connects, thinking creatively about how to approach your own curated non-fiction projects as well as revisiting and reinvigorating backlist titles. Reporting to the Publisher, you will be working within a small and supportive team and be obsessed with excellent metadata and SEO for your books.
Who we’re looking for
You’re proactive and tenacious, a non-fiction enthusiast who generates, develops and delivers on ideas for titles across all formats and who approaches potential authors with a vision for how they could be published by Sphere. You could be new to commissioning or have a number of bestsellers under your belt – the salary and job title will reflect that – and understand the important role you have in terms of negotiation. Your entrepreneurial nous and interest and curiosity about our world will directly influence your publishing and you will think about global, as well as local, sales opportunities, and niche areas alongside the more mass market.
What we offer
You will be joining a friendly, committed team of skilled editorial and publishing colleagues, working together to produce books we can all be proud of. As part of Hachette UK, you will also have the opportunity to benefit from company-wide schemes such as mentoring
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.
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