Editor, Bloomsbury Digital Resources – London

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing one of Bloomsbury’s fastest growing digital portfolios.  Working across products designed for students and academics across visual arts disciplines such as fashion, applied arts, design, art history and others, the Editor is responsible for nurturing current products and updates as well as seeing pipeline products through to fruition and developing entirely new resources in line with divisional strategic goals. 

Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential, as the role requires working across multiple projects with numerous stakeholders, including major licensing partners and internal teams.  Spanning content commissioning, editorial development, budget management, contract admin, market research and product commissioning, this role balances commercial and creative aspects and presents an opportunity to grow within a dynamic team committed to enriching arts education and delivering resources of excellence and originality.     

The role

  • Lead on the development of products in line with BDR’s long-term strategic goals.
  • Identify prospective third party partners for content licensing, either to feed Annual Updates, or to create new modular products.
  • Take ownership of new product development by carrying out market research, assessing product viability and compiling business plan documents for presentation at departmental meetings.
  • Manage content updates and modular product launches and keep the publishing programme on schedule by tracking content and liaising pro-actively with key stakeholders.
  • Manage the administration related to the development of new digital products, including tracking contracts, liaising with royalty and account teams as appropriate, liaising with external licensing partners, preparing content for handover to Production, writing copy, and resolving all other issues that arise.
  • Proactively maintain existing platforms, recommend areas of improvement and work with the Product and Marketing teams to analyse user needs and develop the products accordingly.
  • Manage relationships with key external stakeholders including authors, editors, advisors, and licensing partners.
  • Commission and oversee submission of digital-first content, carrying out peer review where necessary and spearheading the creation of new pedagogical series.
  • Manage the editorial budgets for allocated projects, processing and recording invoices.
  • Act as ambassador for Bloomsbury with external stakeholders and attend conferences where required.

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • A pro-active self-starter with a keen eye for the bigger picture and a creative drive to develop engaging products as BDR grows in suite of digital platforms.
  • Commercially astute with a familiarity with the emerging trends and challenges of the digital academic publishing market.
  • Strong editorial experience with a proven track record of commissioning content and achieving objectives.
  • A professional and enthusiastic attitude with experience working with authors and external third party partners to deliver content.
  • Experience drafting authors/content licensing partner contracts and reviewing project budgets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relationship building skills with high editorial standards.
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation and time management skills with ability to work calmly under pressure and effectively as part of a team.
  • Good MS Office skills, especially Excel and Word.
  • Experience with Ringgold, Biblio, MDL Connect and the creation of Wiki pages a plus.
  • Experience within digital publishing and/or a background in a visual arts discipline a plus.

Additional information

The role is a full-time position

Salary Range: £29,000 – £32,600

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid-working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesday and Thursday

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 20th May 2024.

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Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share Save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK – Bloomsbury Publishing do not sponsor visa applications 

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

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