Job title: Editorial Director
Company: PCCS Books
Location: Working remotely from home
Salary: £36,300 pro-rata
Is the role permanent? Permanent
Is the role full-time? Part-time. 3 days a week.
Contact details: Please send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]
Closing date: 3rd of March, 2024

Job description:

  • Together with the business director and our sales and marketing lead, you will help to steer the future direction of the company.
  • You will filter submissions from authors and proactively commission new books in line with our agreed publishing goals.
  • You will present and provide feedback to the management team for book proposals.
  • You will help shape books from initial proposal to completed manuscript.
    • Working with the authors/editors to guide and fine-tune book proposals.
    • Reviewing all submitted manuscripts for sensitivities and quality.
    • Editing/copyediting submitted manuscripts.
  • You will coordinate, and agree with colleagues, the company’s publication schedule.
  • You will liaise with freelancers, proofreaders.
  • You will write advance information and promotional text for each of the books and help to define cover design briefs.
  • You will be a face of the company. Having the chance to design conferences and training days that we run to support the topic areas we publish.
  • You will seek ways to develop new lists, to include new topics and the latest developments in the field.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and qualities:

  • Previous editorial experience.
  • Experience as a copyeditor.
  • You should be a skilled communicator with an eye for good writing and clarity of argument.
  • You will have an in-depth knowledge of, and connections within, the world of counselling and psychotherapy.
  • You should be excited by the chance to publish books that can help change the counselling profession and broader mental healthcare system for the better.