Commissioning Editor (Part-time, 10-month contract), Hardie Grant Books

Commissioning Editor (Part-time, 10-month contract), Hardie Grant Books


Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne.


Hardie Grant Books, a division of Hardie Grant Publishing, is looking for a commissioning editor (parental leave position) to manage an existing publishing program list and commission great books in the narrative non-fiction space while our publisher is on leave. This position will work closely with the managing director and duties will include commissioning new titles for the forward program, and working closely with our existing stable of authors.


We are looking for someone with at least two years’ experience in acquiring and developing commercially successful print titles, with an interest or experience in narrative non-fiction. You will work with a team of publishers and editors in a vibrant and exciting independent book publishing business, creating books for the global market. The ideal candidate will have established publishing contacts and be comfortable developing new book concepts, managing budgets, and working with a team.
Please note this is a part time parental leave cover role, for the period of 10 months.


Hardie Grant Books is a vibrant, successful, diverse and dynamic business with a list of books across a range of subjects including food, wine, sport, history, true crime, humour, popular culture and social issues. Our food and wine books are now recognised as some of the world’s best, carrying off major international awards as well as many of Australia’s most highly regarded design awards.


Send your application to  byFriday 4th October 2019.