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Commissioning Editor

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A commissioning editor is responsible for identifying new authors, books and other media products to be published.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on:

Generally salaries in publishing at entry level can be around £20,000 a year, but improve as you progress. With a number of years experience, salaries can rise to around £40,000, sometimes more. This can depend on the size of the company and how profitable it is.

Some publishers are self-employed and their pay is profit-related.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1886
4.1 %
RISE
2029
1963
  United Kingdom
2024
33374
5 %
RISE
2029
35056

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Whilst the majority of opportunities are in London and the south east of England there are a number of publishers in Scotland. These include larger educational and smaller independent publishers, some of which specialise in Gaelic language. Publishing Scotland lists some of these on their website.

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) is open to anyone working, or considering working, in the publication trade. They organise a range of events, publish a quarterly magazine and provide a jobs database for members. There is a branch in Scotland.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Publishing Training Centre
Tel: 020 8874 2718
E-mail: courses@publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk
Website: http://www.publishingtrainingcentre.co.uk
Twitter: @PTCBookHouse
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PTCBookHouse

Society of Young Publishers (SYP)
Website: http://www.thesyp.org.uk
Twitter: @SYPScotland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesyp/

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