Careers at Faber & Faber


Editorial Director, Non-fiction — Maternity Cover


We are looking for an intelligent, experienced, well-organised and extremely dynamic senior editor to provide maternity cover for the role of Editorial Director, Non-fiction. The core of this role will be to edit approximately ten titles, and to manage their timely delivery and successful publication. The titles will range from serious non-fiction to celebrity memoir. The role will also act as the main editorial day-to-day contact for a number of our non-fiction writers. This is not a commissioning role. Ideally, the role would being in February, 2019.

The successful candidate will possess:

  •  Exceptional editorial skills
  • Deep experience working with a range of outstanding writers across diverse strands of non-fiction
  • First-class communication skills
  • A proven ability to manage concurrent complex working schedules
  • The role will be supported by an Assistant Editor and our Pre-press Department and will report directly to the Publisher.


This is a full-time position on a fixed term contract of up to a year. Interested candidates should email CVs and a covering letter to


The deadline for applications is Friday, 21 December.


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Getting into Publishing

All entry level jobs are posted on the Faber website. We do not provide unpaid work experience. We do provide student placements as part of University Publishing MA courses, we also provide the occasional paid internship and we work with Creative Access in providing a training bursary.

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