Commissioning Editor

Commissioning Editor Job Description

Commissioning Editors Are Responsible For Managing A Publishers' Book List And Signing Agreements For New Books/publications.
The Majority Of Commissioning Editors Begin Their Careers As Junior Editorial Assistants, Progressing Through The Editorial Ranks Once Relevant Skills And Experience Have Been Gained.
Commissioning Editors Are Employed By Commercial Book Publishers And Professional/academic Publishers; Freelance Work May Be Available To Editors With Substantial Experience.

Budgetary Constraints, Tight Deadlines And Long Hours Can Make The Work Stressful At Times.

Commissioning Editor Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • undertaking market research/investigating market trends;
  • reading, evaluating and commissioning titles;
  • liaison with authors, literary agents, marketing and production staff including designers and printers;
  • supervising the work of editorial staff;
  • writing reports.
  • negotiating agreements/contracts with literary agents/authors;
  • planning, organising and monitoring the progress of projects;
  • attending book fairs;

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