Granta: Editorial Director - maternity cover

Jobs - Publishing Wednesday, 2nd June 2021

Granta is one of the leading independent publishers in Britain, publishing award winning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and an acclaimed quarterly literary magazine


We are looking for a highly organised, energetic and experienced editor to join our editorial team from mid-July to cover the maternity leave of Granta Books' Editorial Director, for nine months to a year. The role will involve shepherding over a dozen authors and titles to publication, as well as acquiring titles on behalf of the Editorial Director from new and returning authors.  

The ideal candidate will be a skilled editor with experience of acquiring and working with literary fiction and non-fiction authors. They will have a passion for literature and will bring editorial excellence, dynamism and flair to the publication of their books. They will be experienced in writing copy, presenting their books at conference and assessing cover designs, and will have knowledge of publishing processes and of Biblio. They will be confident working with sales, marketing and publicity teams to help develop energetic and impactful campaigns. They will have established contacts in the agenting world and will be familiar with Granta's list.

Applications from commissioning editors with several years' experience to Editorial Director level are welcome. The chosen candidate will report directly to the Publishing Director.

We offer excellent company benefits including 25 days of holiday, a contributory pension scheme and a competitive salary. The position will be based at our offices in West London, although due to current restrictions we are working remotely.

Granta is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences. We encourage those who are underrepresented within the industry to consider applying for a role at our company. 
 
Closing date: Monday 7 June.
 
Please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@granta.com.