Commissioning Editor, History [JOB OF THE WEEK]

We are looking for an innovative commissioning editor to join a fast-growing trade publisher, to help develop their non-fiction list. This role is based in Gloucestershire, but with the potential for some remote working.

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Key duties:

  • Commission and develop new titles in line with market strategy
  • Work with authors and contributors to develop proposals and manuscripts
  • You will be responsible for publishing approximately 30 titles per year
  • Build the company profile within the marketplace

Experience / skills required:

  • Prior experience commissioning books is essential for this role
  • Familiarity with general history publishing is highly preferred
  • Strong commercial instincts are a must
  • The ability to work both within a team and independently is required


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

Contact: Claire Louise Kemp

Tel: 01865 339628