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Commissioning Editor, Business - Part Time

Bloomsbury Publishing


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join Bloomsbury's Dynamic Team and Shape the Future of Business Publishing


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£30750 - £36400

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London, UK - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc stands at the forefront of the publishing industry, renowned for its diverse portfolio that spans trade, children's literature, special interests, and academic content, both in print and digital formats. The company is poised for a new phase of growth, presenting a thrilling opportunity for individuals passionate about contributing to the world of books and knowledge.

  • Role Summary:
    • Drive the expansion of the Bloomsbury Business imprint within the Special Interest division.
    • Be part of a friendly, collaborative team in the heart of London.
    • Play a key role in increasing the number of titles commissioned and diversifying the subject matter.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Experience in acquiring titles across the business market.
    • Knowledgeable about topics ranging from marketing, HR, creativity, sustainability, to AI.
    • Ability to connect with professional audiences, including those in MBA and Executive Education.
  • Benefits:
    • Hybrid working pattern, with flexibility between office and home.
    • Generous holiday allowance and company holiday benefits.
    • Personal Wellness Days and Flexible Fridays.
    • Financial and health benefits like Season Ticket Loan, Sharesave Scheme, and AXA Healthcare Plan.
    • Engaging company culture with Staff Networks and Mental Health support.
    • Access to exclusive Publishing Events and Resources.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button, outlining your suitability for the role by Friday, 29th March 2024.

The Company Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is a leading international publisher with strengths in trade, children’s, special interest, professional and academic publishing, both digitally and in print.

The Role We are currently looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and well-connected Commissioning Editor to work on a new growth phase for our business and management list, under the Bloomsbury Business imprint. The role is within the Special Interest division. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established imprint with an extensive backlist, at a time when the list is looking to expand in terms of the numbers of books commissioned and the subject areas in which it publishes. The successful candidate will join a friendly team based in our central London offices.

Job Requirements The Commissioning Editor will acquire books across the business market, including those aimed at professional, MBA, and Executive Education audiences, as well as senior practitioners or sector experts. Topics will include marketing and branding, HR issues such as coaching and reward management, creativity, sustainability, smart thinking, general leadership issues, and issues around artificial intelligence.

Benefits As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package: 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, Two paid Personal Wellness Days, Flexible Fridays, 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 29th March 2024.


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