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Senior Editor

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Operations
Category: Strategy, Development, Commercial
Date Posted: 20/12/2017
Reference: 01679


Full Time/Fixed Term until 31 March 2020

This is a rare opportunity for a highly experienced editor to join a positive, creative and ambitious team. We publish a wide range of books relating to the British Library’s collections, on subjects including history, literature, maps and crime fiction. You will be responsible for commissioning new titles for the programme, with a remit to build on the success of our Crime Classics series in other fiction genres. You will also lead on the project management of specific titles (including major exhibition catalogues) from receipt of manuscript to finished copies, and will take pride in delivering your projects on time, to budget and to the agreed specification. You will help to maintain the highest editorial standards through careful briefing and monitoring of freelance suppliers. Your contribution to the entire publishing process will be invaluable, from ideas generation through to collaboration on sales and marketing initiatives.


With substantial, demonstrable experience project-managing high-quality illustrated non-fiction books, and with a strong interest in classic fiction publishing – all aspects from commissioning through to publicity – you will be highly organised, and able to prioritise effectively when working on multiple projects with demanding deadlines. Naturally you will also have an excellent command of the English language, pay meticulous attention to detail, and have confidence to manage key relationships with authors, agents, curators and designers.

Closing Date:15 January,  Interview Date: 5 February 

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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