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Managing Editor, Adult Trade Illustrated – Maternity Cover

We are seeking an experienced Managing Editor to oversee our core adult illustrated list.

The Managing Editor, Adult Trade Illustrated, works closely with the Commissioning Editors, and Heads of Production, Process, Design and International Rights to manage and drive a programme of c. 100 original titles per year. This includes scheduling and planning projects, assigning them to appropriate Project Editors, appointing and managing freelance editors as necessary, monitoring progress, troubleshooting, maintaining standards, and ensuring that the requirements of Production, Marketing, Sales and Rights are met in a timely way.

You will be responsible for day-to-day management of six Project Editors and one Editorial Technician, as well as varying numbers of freelance editors. You will agree freelance fees and manage the annual freelance budget and associated invoices.

You will be expected to maintain the high editorial standards required of T&H’s books by briefing, vetting and commenting on editors’ work, advising on bookmaking decisions, and checking a final PDF of every book before the files are passed to Production for press.

Extensive experience of illustrated bookmaking is essential, as well as excellent management skills and an understanding of scheduling and workflow in a co-edition-driven publishing environment. This position reports to the Publishing Programme Director.

It is anticipated that this will be a hybrid role, part remote and part based in our central London offices. Part-time hours will be considered.

Start date: late July 2021.

To apply, please send a cv and covering letter to Alice Craddock, HR Advisor: recruitment@thameshudson.co.uk