Senior Editor/ Editorial Director (Parental Leave Cover), Little, Brown Book Group

This is a fantastic opportunity to work on one of the best-loved imprints in publishing, as well as one of the most critically and commercially successful lists. Virago is looking for a senior editor for a parental leave contract, starting 24th June 2019.

Virago is the leading international publisher of books by women, publishing award-winning fiction, agenda-setting non-fiction, exciting graphic novels and an incredible list of classics. Our stable of authors ranges from literary icons like Margaret Atwood, Sarah Waters, Naomi Wolf and Maya Angelou to debut writers who are quickly making an impact, including Sunday Times bestselling-author of The Guilty Feminist Deborah Frances-White, campaigner Carrie Gracie and novelist Caroline O’Donoghue.

We are looking to bring in a senior editorial talent who will take on existing projects, fiction and non-fiction, and drive the publishing strategy for these books. There is also room to acquire, for the right person. The Virago team is a dynamic and close-knit one that contributes to a wide range of areas from the Virago podcast to the Virago twitter and Instagram feeds through to ideas to support the publishing within the team. We are looking for someone who can make a tangible impact to the list as a whole, as well as their own books, during their time covering parental leave.

The role is based at Carmelite House in Blackfriars, London and reports to the Associate Publisher for the Literary imprints at Little, Brown Book Group.

Please apply in writing with a full CV, covering letter to recruitment@hachette.co.uk, or send your application by post to HR Department, HUK, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ.

Salary: £32-40k, dependent on experience

Closing date: 24th March 2019

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

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