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Senior Editor (parental leave cover), Orion

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

What you’ll be doing

We have an opportunity for a Senior Editor parental leave cover, for a fixed term 12-month contract. You will be part of a closely knit team and working on the development of our Art & Contemporary culture list, developing and project managing books (and occasionally gifts).

Who we are looking for

The ideal candidate will possess strong editorial experience in illustrated non-fiction book publishing. You have a good eye for design, as well as the ability to pick up on new trends instinctively. You have a strong interest in working creatively and collaboratively (discussing new ideas with our editorial, design, sales and comms teams), and have the ability to them develop them, from conception to editorial development, design and publication.

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

Orion Books, a division of Hachette UK, publishes commercial, award-winning popular fiction and non-fiction and is home to bestselling authors and brands such as Ian Rankin, Adam Kay, Michael Connelly, Cathy Bramley, Noel ‘The Supervet’ Fitzpatrick, Glastonbury Festival, the Ordnance Survey, Candice Carty-Williams and the Hairy Bikers.

Earlier this year we won the Publisher of the Year award at the British Book Awards 2021, and our award-winning Communications team has a proud track record of creating high-impact, creative, sales-driving campaigns to help bring our books to readers.

This role will be working within our newest imprint, Laurence King, a dynamic international publisher of illustrated non-fiction books, games and gifts. We work collaboratively, place unique emphasis on idea-generation and on the design of our titles, trying to create books and gifts that stand out on a crowded shelf or table. We favour original ideas and often work with experimental new formats.

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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