Commissioning Editor

Commissioning Editor



Date Ending

October 30, 2017

The Hodder Education Group – Commissioning Editor

The Hodder Education Group is a vibrant and growing business with Hachette UK. Over the past few years it has succeeded in winning market share through curriculum change in the UK, and has significantly grown its international business in a wide range of markets.  In addition Hodder Education has made a string of successful acquisitions, building its primary strength with the addition of Rising Stars and Galore Park, and growing through targeted list acquisition in the Caribbean and Singapore.

The company is the two-time winner of the British Book Industry Awards sponsored by the Bookseller (2015 and 2016); on both occasions the judges commented on the energy and dynamism evident within Hodder Education, making it “obviously a great place to work”.

RS Assessment from Hodder Education is looking for a Commissioning Editor to contribute to the growth of our assessment list during one of the most exciting times in our history. The role will have responsibility for commissioning new products (print and digital) to further enhance our assessment offering. Developing commercially sound business cases for new products based on customer feedback will be at the core of this role, as will the successful management of work in progress to agreed schedules and budgets.

The successful candidate will have proven commissioning experience which demonstrates an ability to understand customer need and turn this in to commercial offers. Experience of managing a range of projects at different stages through to completion, ensuring timely and profitable publications, is essential. They will also have a keen awareness of the impact of technology and data on customers and how this needs to influence publishing. The assessment list spans primary, secondary and the SEN market therefore awareness of trends in the UK education market, government policy applying to assessment, and relevant contacts is desirable.

We are looking for candidates who are analytical, flexible and responsive, and who have the imagination and desire to deliver reliable, straight-forward products that support teachers. In return we offer a competitive salary and range of benefits, an inspiring work environment and the opportunity to join a company where people are passionate about their work.

To receive the job description or to apply, send your CV with covering application letter and current salary details to: 

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

The closing date for applications is 30th October 2017.

Hachette UK is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.