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Publishing director, non-fiction (maternity cover)

Publishing director, non-fiction (maternity cover)

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 11/07/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Fixed term contract

The closing date for application: Sunday 10 July 2022.

Term: full time

Location: London (at least two days per week in office)

Salary: depending on experience


Join this leading publisher's editorial team in a senior-level role...

Faber and Faber is an independent publisher with a rich heritage, made famous by great writers such as Eliot, Auden, Beckett and Plath, and still publishing the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama. We publish a diverse range of high-profile authors such as Sebastian Barry, Anna Burns, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Kazuo Ishiguro, Orhan Pamuk, Sally Rooney and Leïla Slimani.  Our renowned non-fiction list includes the likes of Sir Lenny Henry, Sam Knight, Sara Pascoe, Katherine Rundell, Anil Seth, James Shapiro, Jenny Uglow, Francesca Wade and Gary Younge.



Faber is looking for a highly organised and experienced Publishing Director to join our editorial team to cover maternity leave, for 9 months to a year. The role will oversee our non-fiction publishing, from strategy and acquisition, through to the day-to-day activity of individual publications. The publishing director will manage the non-fiction editorial team and edit and publish an ongoing list of extraordinary writers, across the gamut of non-fiction. The role is supported by a shared assistant and can draw on desk-editing support.


Knowledge, skills, experience

The ideal candidate will be an outstandingly talented non-fiction editorial director or above, who also possesses management experience, proven strategic skills and sound financial knowledge. They will have a passion for a broad range of non-fiction, and will bring editorial excellence, flair and commercial impact to the publication of their books. They will be experienced in writing copy, presenting their books and assessing cover designs, and will have a deep knowledge of publishing processes and of Biblio. They will also be confident working with the sales, marketing, publicity, rights and audio teams to help develop energetic and effective campaigns.


We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.  All applications will be considered on merit.

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To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to the email found via the apply button. State in your application that you found this role through Creative Access, and quote 'CA' in your subject line. 

Years of experience

  • Senior