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Next Editors Programme

£32,000 yearly
  • Penguin Random House UK
  • London, UK
  • 12/11/2021

Job Description

Do you want...

...a fast-track to one of t­­he most exciting creative industries?

....a career change without starting from scratch? find and support the next generation of readers and authors? pick the next bestseller, champion hidden gems and spot trends before they go mainstream?


We can help take your career to the next level.


Penguin Random House is the world’s leading publisher: we make books for everyone, because a book can change anyone. You could be a project manager, a teacher, a lawyer with a side-hustle – wherever you’ve worked, we are looking for people with the talent and drive to find and shape the books of the future. 


This is an 18-month paid learning programme, custom-built to give you the tools and experience to become a Commissioning Editor – a pivotal role in the publishing industry. 


We are open to applicants with at least three years’ work experience from any industry or role, and the programme is specifically for applicants who are Black, Asian or from minority ethnic backgrounds. 


The programme is 18 months long and will give you the skills and experience to be in the best possible position to secure a Commissioning Editor role by the end.  


As part of the traineeship, you'll follow a bespoke training and development plan designed to build your skills as a Commissioning Editor - including workshops, mentoring and practical on-the-job learning.

Salary: £32,000 per annum whilst training

Location: Our London offices (Pimlico / Vauxhall)

Closing: 5:00pm, 24th Nov 2021 GMT