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Commissioning Editor

  • Full Time
  • Dublin

Website The Educational Company of Ireland (EDCO)

Ireland’s leading school book publisher.

Commissioning Editor – Educational Publishing

The Educational Company of Ireland (Edco) is looking to recruit an ambitious and  enthusiastic Commissioning Editor to work with the team to identify and commission teachers to write across a range of Primary and Post Primary areas.  Reporting to the Publisher, the Commissioning Editor will be responsible for identifying and working closely with new authors and briefing them fully on editorial processes and procedures of the organisation, as well as managing the company’s high commissioning expectations.  You will attend relevant industry meetings throughout Ireland and actively engage with and build relationships with relevant industry bodies, including subject associations, educational conferences and other relevant events.

The Commissioning Editor will work closely with the author and the Commissioning, Editorial and Sales teams to ensure the author has all the relevant information for any given project, and will also provide advice and assistance from commissioning through to final manuscript submission.

The role will involve travel throughout Ireland, therefore the successful person will need to be able to travel and also hold a full clean driving licence and own a car. A hybrid working model is envisaged for the role.

The successful person will be educated to degree level or equivalent and will have proven commissioning experience from an educational publishing background.  The role may suit an Assistant Commissioning Editor or Project Editor with relevant experience, looking to take the next step.  You will have a solid editorial background, as well as a strong interest in educational publishing.  Experience of print and digital content is essential as are excellent organisation, communication and interpersonal skills.  You will be commercially aware with a strong sense of achievement.

To apply for this role, please forward your CV with a short paragraph, outlining your interest in the role and salary expectations, by Friday 27th May 2022 to

Martina Harford

CEO and Publisher
The Educational Company of Ireland
Dublin 12

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