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Fixed-Term Contract
Application Deadline - 10.07.2022

Publishing Director, Non-Fiction (maternity cover)

Application Deadline
10.07.2022

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.

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.

The role will report directly to the Publisher.

The position is full time and the candidate will be expected to work at least two days a week from our offices in central London.

Salary is competitive, depending on skills and experience.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to PublishingDir@faberrecruitment.co.uk quoting ref FF.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 10 July 2022.

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Faber has a staff of just over 120, based across our offices in Bloomsbury Square, London, and Harlow. We want all our staff to have the best possible, most positive and enjoyable experience while working at Faber.

Our benefits include:

  • Access to Faber titles (including regular staff book clubs), discounted Independent Alliance titles
  • Minimum of 28 days’ holiday per year
  • Five days per year for volunteering work of your choice
  • Full subscription to the Headspace meditation app
  • Season-ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work vouchers
  • Subsidised eye tests
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Access to online GP and advisory services

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.