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Commissioning Editor, Children's Education (Maternity Cover)

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Bloomsbury Publishing as a Commissioning Editor and shape the future of educational literature


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£30750 - £41750

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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. is a prestigious independent publisher known for award-winning authors and original titles, including the Harry Potter series. With a global presence and a commitment to nurturing talent, Bloomsbury offers a vibrant and creative work environment in the heart of the literary world.

Role Summary

  • Oversee the creation of educational resources for secondary, primary, and early years.
  • Drive the development of CPD books, teacher resources, and home learning titles.
  • Utilize your passion for education to deliver innovative and marketable publications.

Role Requirements

  • Proven editorial experience in educational publishing.
  • Skilled in commissioning, author management, and contract negotiation.
  • Ability to maintain high editorial standards and build strong relationships.
  • Well-organized, commercially savvy, and connected within the industry.


  • Hybrid working pattern: 2 days in the office, 3 days remote.
  • 25 days holiday plus 3.5 days during Christmas.
  • Personal Wellness Days, Flexible Fridays, Season Ticket Loan.
  • Sharesave Scheme, AXA Healthcare, In-house Doctor, Eyecare Vouchers.
  • Supportive company culture with staff networks and mental health resources.

Application Process Details

  • Submit CV and cover letter via 'APPLY NOW' button.
  • Applications close on Friday 5th April 2024, but early closure possible with sufficient applications.

The Organisation - Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.

The Role - Commissioning Editor, Education (Maternity Cover) This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Commissioning Editor with relevant publishing experience to join the dynamic Education team to cover a maternity leave, working across a range of secondary, primary and early years materials that include CPD books, teacher resources and home learning titles. The successful candidate will have experience in the education market, will be up to date with the latest education initiatives and be passionate about commissioning books for practising teachers and young learners that are fit for purpose, innovative and commercial.

Job Requirements - Strong editorial experience within Education publishing. Commercially astute with a track record in commissioning content. Experience with author management and contract negotiation. Excellent communication and relationship building skills. Established network of contacts. Highly organised with exceptional editorial standards.

Benefits - Working Pattern hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Holidays 25 days holiday 3.5 days Christmas company holiday. Other Benefits Two paid Personal Wellness Days. Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week. Season Ticket Loan. Sharesave Scheme. AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance). In-house Doctor. Eyecare Voucher Scheme. Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources.

Application Details - Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Friday 5th April 2024. Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications.


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