Senior Commissioning Editor, Transworld

We have a brilliant opportunity for an experienced and entrepreneurial acquiring editor to join Transworld’s commercial fiction team as Senior Commissioning Editor, to build on our success in this area and create new opportunities for growth. This role reports to the Publishing Director for Commercial Fiction.


Home to many bestselling authors, Transworld is one of the most successful book publishers in the UK. We seek to make the biggest commercial fiction brands ever-bigger and to launch debut talent to the greatest possible heights. The stellar commercial fiction list includes Dan Brown, Lee Child, Jilly Cooper, Sophie Kinsella, Paula Hawkins, Shari Lapena and Ruth Jones.

We are looking for someone who is passionate and very knowledgeable about all kinds of commercial fiction – across a broad range of genres from crime and thriller, to women’s fiction and commercial/literary crossover – with strong existing commissioning experience. You must be highly commercially-minded and a voracious reader and you’ll have a successful track record for commissioning profitable books.


Self-motivated, highly creative and dynamic, you will have the vision to generate innovative ideas and seek out new publishing opportunities. You’ll build and develop both new and established industry contacts and spot great new talent while retaining the best authors. You’ll then be able to transmit your enthusiasm and galvanise a whole publishing team to turn your books into bestsellers.


The ability to work effectively under pressure while keeping to schedule is essential, as are good organisational skills and attention to detail. You will be highly efficient, articulate and confident, and enjoy working as part of a dynamic, forward-thinking team.


This is the perfect role for someone looking to take the next step in their acquiring career within commercial fiction.


If this sounds like you, please apply with your covering letter and CV no later than Monday 2nd March.











Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: W5 5SA 

Job ID: 65002

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