We’re hiring: Senior Commissioning Editor/Editorial Director


A fabulous opportunity to join and help shape a resurgent name in publishing

Duckworth is a publisher of first-class, eye-opening non-fiction, founded in 1898 and since revitalised for the 21st century.

We’re looking for a senior editor to commission and publish new original titles across the non-fiction list, including personal stories of identity, travel and nature; global history; and popular science and psychology.

The role will most likely suit a commercially-minded editor with at least 3-5 commissioning years experience and proven excellent networking abilities.

You’ll need the skills to shape and manage a book at every stage of its life, from the seed of an idea to profitable publication and beyond. You’ll be great at pitching, and working with our small, friendly team to develop each book’s positioning, copy and design, as well as being adept at communicating with authors and agents. Most importantly, you’ll be imaginative and full of ideas.

The role is advertised as either a part-time role or full-time – we invite applications on either basis. We also welcome requests for regular homeworking days or flexible hours.

Salary range: £28,000-£40,000 (pro rata), dependent on experience

Please apply with covering letter and CV to pete@duckworthbooks.com by 21 April.

We are currently working part remotely, and part in our Richmond-upon-Thames office, and initial interviews are likely to be conducted over video call.