Editor - HGB, Melbourne

Join the editorial team at Hardie Grant Books, one of Australia’s leading independent publishing companies with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London and San Francisco. We are a multiple award-winning publisher of narrative and illustrated non-fiction. Our books are conversation-starting, creative, intelligent, global and commercial and we pride ourselves on our diverse list of authors and creators. Our team are welcoming and friendly, hard-working and love books and the process of making them. 

The role
We are looking for an Editor to join us to work across our illustrated and narrative books list covering genres including food and drink, lifestyle, memoir, health and wellbeing, biography, current affairs and sport.

Reporting to the Head of Editorial, you will oversee the editorial process for individual titles, from manuscript through to print, and work closely with the publisher to bring the book from idea to finished copy.

You’ll be just as comfortable editing, proofreading and writing copy as you are maintaining schedules and budgets, or assisting with design briefs and photoshoots. You’ll be a natural at author care and working with freelancers. Someone who loves the process of working with a range of authors and creatives, adapting schedules and working with the wider production and design team will be ideal.

You will love books and the book-making process, and enjoy working on a range on titles from narrative non-fiction to illustrated books.

You must have at least three years’ editorial experience, including in-house, be confident managing multiple titles, and have an understanding of every aspect of book production.

The ideal candidate will have:

- Impeccable organisational and editorial skills
Good creative judgement
The drive to maintain high editorial standards and work well within a team
You will love words but equally be excited by innovative design and illustrated titles
A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign, is strongly preferred

Experience working on illustrated books and/or cookbook is preferred but not essential


Please send your application to applications@hardiegrant.com by 16th August with a cover letter and full CV.

Applications without a cover letter and CV will not be considered. 

Hardie Grant is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We support flexible working and applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply, including people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.