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Careers at Faber & Faber

  

Product Editor

 

Faber is a leading independent literary publisher. We publish a diverse range of high-profile authors such as Kazuo Ishiguro, Anna Burns, Sally Rooney, Leïla Slimani, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Orhan Pamuk, Sebastian Barry, Laura Lippman, Lenny Henry, Luke Harding, Melissa Harrison and Amelia Gentleman, and we have a backlist containing the works of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney, Sylvia Plath and William Golding, among many others.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and creative Product Editor. This is a key role responsible for overseeing the creation and delivery of special editions, merchandise and exclusive products for sale via Faber Members and faber.co.uk. It is an important role within Faber's Direct-to-Consumer and Members recruitment vision.

The successful candidate will help to develop and oversee the production of special editions, merchandise and exclusive products in consultation with key members of the company. The role will be responsible for every aspect of the publishing and production process, from liaising with authors, agents and estates, finance and our wholesaler to packing and distribution. The role will involve creative planning across the company and ensure that the correct processes are followed. The postholder will also be involved in writing promotional copy and content for the Faber Members newsletter. 

Experience in the editorial or production process is essential, as well as the ability to work independently while liaising with different parts of the team to deadline. The ideal candidate will be excited by the Faber brand and have design flair, attention to detail and an entrepreneurial spirit. This is a new role within the company as it launches a new website.

Salary is £28,000 to £30,000 depending on skills and experience. 

The job will be based in our London office, although we are currently working remotely.

Please send a CV and covering letter to ProductEditor@faberrecruitment.co.uk. Closing date for applications is 7 March 2021.

 

Guardian Faber, Editor

 

Guardian Faber is looking for a temporary editor. Your primary role will be to edit non-fiction on a range of subjects from current affairs and culture, sport and science to nature and humour. You will be expected to ensure the smooth running of the list and to present the books in internal meetings as needed.

We are looking for someone who will provide brilliant author care and write distinctive cover copy and briefs. The ideal candidate will have to demonstrate that they have editorial experience, as a guide no less than four years experience in editorial. 

About Guardian Faber:

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 best literary works around. The Guardian is a global news organisation with an active community of 100 million readers a month and a reputation for uncovering ground-breaking stories. With our publishing imprint, Guardian Faber, we have combined the strengths of these two brands to create an innovative publishing partnership. Our authors include Alex Bellos, John Crace,  Luke Harding, David Mitchell, Jay Rayner, Polly Toynbee and Gary Younge.

If you're interested please apply with a full CV and covering letter to editor@faberrecruitment.co.uk. Closing date is Friday 26 February.

 

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.

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Privacy Notice at faber.co.uk/data-protection-privacy and our Data Protection Policy at faber.co.uk/data-protection-policy. Please read our Data Protection Privacy Notice and Data Protection Policy before submitting your application.  


 

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.

If you would like to research other publishers, we recommend looking at the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook, a comprehensive source for contact addresses, websites and information on the types of books publishers and literary agencies take on, or the website of the Independent Publishers' Guild. The Bookseller and Bookbrunch are the leading trade publications and good sources for publishing industry news and information, plus comment and job listings. Other sites worth investigating include Publishing Perspectives, The Literary Platform, Bookmachine and Bookcareers. If you are eligible, have a look too at the Society of Young Publishers.

Faber & Faber Ltd are an accredited Living Wage employer.

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