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Senior commissioning editor/editorial director

Senior commissioning editor/editorial director

locationGreater London, UK
ExpiresExpires: 26/05/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position

We are an award-winning independent publisher looking for an experienced commissioning editor to join the team, primarily acquiring serious non-fiction.

We’re looking for someone smart and creative who will enjoy the freedom and entrepreneurial spirit of independent publishing. You’ll have lots of ideas for books that drive conversations, authors who are stars in the making and thought-provoking, compelling subjects from science to politics, and the experience to know how to pursue them from pitching and proposal through to publication. Great author care, agent contacts and knowledge of the non-fiction market are essential too.

We pride ourselves on being an outstanding place to work and a supportive team, driven by a love of readers, writers and ideas. 


This role is London-based. We are currently working to a hybrid home/office model. Competitive salary dependent on experience. Benefits include 25 days holiday (rising to 30 days with length of service) plus bank holidays, pension, life insurance, annual bonus scheme for all employees, working day 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday-Friday with flexible working agreements by arrangement.

Profile strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you may require when attending an interview.

Please apply with a covering letter and your CV by Wednesday 25 May 2022.


About Profile Books:

Profile Books publishes serious, high-quality non-fiction in enjoyable and thought-provoking ways. We create books that surprise, delight and endure. Bestselling authors include Mary Beard, Oliver Bullough, Alan Bennett, Raja Shehadeh, Margaret MacMillan, Francis Fukuyama, Shaun Bythell, Robert Greene, Ryan Holiday and Shoshana Zuboff.

When Profile started there were three people, now there are sixty, and we publish around 100 new books a year. Twenty-five years on our mission is unchanged: to be a fearless publisher of a diverse range of distinctive books, of the highest quality, written by the best authors in their field, and to remain a beacon of independent publishing.

Our imprints include Wellcome Collection, Economist Books, Serpent’s Tail, Viper Books, Tuskar Rock, Souvenir Press, Cheerio and Profile Editions.


We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Years of experience

  • Senior

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