Commissioning Editor (Social Work & Counselling) in London [JOB POSTING]

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A leading academic publisher of books and journals is now looking for a Commissioning Editor to develop and commission a list of books on their Social Work, Counselling and Psychotherapy lists.  This is an excellent chance to join an award winning publisher with an excellent benefits package.


Key duties:

  • Identify current and future market trends for future editorial development
  • Liaise with other departments to ensure that books are produced, marketed and distributed effectively
  • Provide creative support to authors
  • Work closely with the marketing department to promote new and published products
  • Identify, advise and act on legal questions relating to publication
  • Project manage products from early stages through to publication
  • Attend academic conferences within the UK, Europe, and occasionally internationally


Experience / skills required:

  • Demonstrable experience in the publishing industry
  • Proven experience of developing and commissioning textbooks
  • Highly motivated approach
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work on large number of projects simultaneously within tight time pressures.
  • Strong communication skills



For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to


Contact: Lucy Llewellyn

Tel: 020 7487 8228

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