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Commissioning Editor

Want to join an award-winning publishing imprint? If you’re an innovative thinker with a great list of contacts, apply now…

Shortlisted for Imprint of the Year in 2018, Trapeze Books is a vibrant, dynamic imprint. Home to 17 Sunday Times and international bestsellers, their mission is to publish books that start conversations – from debut bestsellers Candice Carty-Williams and Daniel Cole, to entertainment megabrands The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, The Supervet and Glastonbury 50.

Trapeze are looking for a Commissioning Editor to join their dynamic team during an exciting time of change. They want new editorial talent to work alongside the Publishing Director to shape the future of the list and drive further growth. The successful candidate will want to join a small team who think big and work as a united team.


  • Attract exciting new talent
  • Bring books to market with creativity and ambition
  • Expand the range of commissioning to reach various audiences
  • Act as an ambassador for the list
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to champion Trapeze Books and authors


  • Excited by books that start conversations – from books that tap into the conversations happening in the world to authors with great personal stories that generate media coverage
  • A desire to spark conversations through publishing, looking beyond traditional formats and routes to market, and exploring innovative ways to reach new readers
  • Have ideas and contacts that will enable a list to be built swiftly
  • Keen interest in the changing media landscape
  • Skills to shape and manage a book at every stage of its life
  • Great at working with the in-house team to develop each book’s strategy, positioning, copy and design
  • Adept at communicating with authors and agents


  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this role through Creative Access