Editorial Manager - Parental Leave Cover - HGB, Melbourne

Editorial Manager - Parental Leave Cover - HGB, Melbourne

About us

Hardie Grant Publishing is a multiple award-winning, creative global publisher of quality, stylish, cutting-edge books with a thriving backlist.

The role

We are looking for an experienced editorial manager or senior editor to join our Books team to work on illustrated and narrative non-fiction titles across food and drink, lifestyle, memoir, health and wellbeing, politics, current affairs and sport.

Working closely with the editorial and publishing teams, and reporting to the Hardie Grant Books Managing Director, you will project manage and edit a variety of titles for the adult trade, from manuscript through to print. For the right candidate, the role will also involve overseeing editorial staff, processes and standards.

You’ll be just as comfortable editing, proofreading and writing copy as you are maintaining schedules and budgets, developing design briefs, and managing photoshoots. You’ll be a natural at author care and comfortable supporting and mentoring the more junior members of the team.
The role is a year-long maternity leave cover commencing in January 2022.


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

The ideal candidate will have impeccable organisational and editorial skills, good creative judgement, and the drive to improve processes and people and to maintain high editorial standards. You will love words but equally love images, be excited by innovative design and care about curated content. A working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite, particularly InDesign, is strongly preferred.

Please send your application to applications@hardiegrant.com by Monday 3 January 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 welcome job applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experience.