Commissioning Editor, Books


  • Milton  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    22 September 2021  
    Posted on
    7 September 2021  

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

Taylor & Francis Group produces high quality, peer reviewed books and journals. We produce unique, trusted content by expert authors, spreading knowledge and promoting discovery globally. We aim to broaden thinking and advance understanding, providing academics and professionals with a platform to share ideas and realize their individual potential.

Routledge, a leading international academic publisher, part of Taylor & Francis Group, has an exciting opportunity for an Editor to join our Mental Health team, responsible for managing and continuing to grow areas within our world-leading psychoanalysis books programme.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and continuing to grow several areas within our professional and academic psychoanalysis list, working alongside other editors in the team. The editor will develop a strong commercial strategy for the programme in line with Routledge’s overall objectives, will grow the book offerings in their key subject areas, and will be aware of competitor strengths and weaknesses to take advantage of opportunities in the market.

The role will involve close liaison with editorial colleagues within the Mental Health list, with other editorial teams, with series editors and book authors, and journals, marketing, production, rights and sales colleagues. Attendance at virtual and in-person events may be required, depending on the demands of the list and as public health conditions permit. In some instances attendance may involve international travel.


What we're looking for:

  • Two years’ or equivalent experience in academic publishing in an editorial capacity; commissioning experience in academic publishing would be an advantage.
  • A self-starter who can work quickly and independently, while liaising effectively with team members globally as well as a diverse and wide-ranging author base;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Highly organised and capable of juggling a high volume of projects;
  • Financial focus and the ability to budget and analyse financial data;
  • Strong ability to prioritise demanding workload under pressure;
  • Strong word processing, spreadsheet, and database skills;
  • A background in Psychoanalysis or Mental Health is not necessary, but would be an advantage.

Additional Information:

 What we offer in return:

  • 25 days annual leave 
  • A discretionary 3 days off between Christmas and New Year
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development

You must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom. This role is open to candidates in all locations across the UK. Taylor & Francis has multiple options for how employees can work based on their role – be that in the office, at home/remotely, or a mix of the two.

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  

As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.

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