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WE'RE HIRING: Commissioning Editor (Maternity Cover) (CLOSED)


25-06-2015 11:00

Gill Books seeks a Commissioning Editor (Maternity Cover, 7 months).

Gill Books publishes an eclectic list of bestselling and award-winning non-fiction from current affairs to history, biography to lifestyle. In collaboration with some of Ireland’s best writers, brands and a network of creative talents, Gill Books builds on a 150-year heritage whilst looking excitedly to the future.


We are now seeking a Commissioning Editor (Maternity Cover, 7 months) to help build, shape and develop our dynamic list. Commissioning approximately 10 non-fiction books across areas including narrative non-fiction, biography, children’s, cookery and lifestyle, you will analyse market trends to identify authors and concepts, and use your entrepreneurial sense to develop strong commercial proposals. You will be naturally engaged by people and their stories, and have a passion for helping to bring those stories to life.

You will be ready to take the baton by picking up on books already commissioned and developing them through to publication with editorial flair and commercial control. Your project management skills will then enable a smooth handover of the titles you commission for development on the Commissioning Editor’s return.

You will have exceptional communication skills, enabling you to champion every one of your authors/books both in-house and in the trade, and you will be a natural at maintaining excellent relationships with your colleagues, our authors and our creative suppliers.

Closing date: Friday, 10 July 2015

To make an application please email dmarsh@gill.ie. In addition to a CV, applicants should include a cover letter, explaining the opportunities they believe this venture will hold, together with examples of relevant experience in the skills outlined above.



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