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Commissioning Editor

Commissioning Editor

  • Full Time
  • Remote have a vacancy for a Commissioning Editor. This is an excellent role in a growing publishing house.

Closing Date for Applications, Friday 10th December 2021

Key Responsibilities

Working as part of the wider commissioning and development team, and reporting to the Publisher, the successful candidate will:

  • Research markets and develop new series’ and titles
  • Manage author relationships; source and commission new authors and ensure they work to agreed specifications and submission dates
  • Review and manage new content submissions
  • Recruit and manage content reviewers and ensure they work to agreed dates and specifications
  • Prepare briefing documents and provide suitable ongoing guidance to editorial, production, digital and design staff working on your projects
  • Monitor progress of projects from submission through to launch through regular updates
  • Report regularly to management and escalate queries and issues as need arises
  • Develop beneficial working relationships with the production, editorial and digital departments and act as the owner for your projects to ensure they match their original specifications and meet their deadlines
  • Attend relevant conferences, book fairs, exhibitions and meetings and develop a network of key educational contacts
  • Other duties as required

The role may involve travel (within Ireland), therefore access to a car and full cleaning driving licence is required, as is the flexibility to be available for some evenings and weekends.

Required Skills

  • Excellent editorial, organisational and time-management skills.
  • Some experience of managing or mentoring freelance or in-house editorial staff.
  • Flexible approach and strong people skills with the ability to work across functions effectively.
  • Ability to work on own initiative to co-ordinate various elements required to deliver projects.


  • At least 3 years’ experience in educational publishing or similar, some of which must be as a Senior Editor, Development Editor or Commissioning Editor
  • Third Level Qualification in Education, Business, Management, Publishing or a relevant school subject
  • Teaching experience welcome but not essential

How to Apply

CV/cover note for the attention of Sinéad Keogh/Paula Purcell to by COB Friday 10th December 2021

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