Angry Robot Books are in the advanced stages of launching a crime fiction imprint, due in 2013. As a result, they have a new and potentially very exciting vacancy. They are looking for a Commissioning Editor for this new imprint, which will publish crime fiction, including suspense, mysteries and thrillers. They will be hiring someone with experience of the crime fiction field â€“ although not necessarily someone with a specific publishing background. Duties will be to source new titles for the imprint, buy them, get them edited and ultimately published in digital and book format, using Angry Robotâ€™s existing resources and systems.
The imprint will be a standalone line, with its own name and presence, but will employ the same fresh and distinctly modern approach that Angry Robot has in the SF/F world. The editor will play a key role in building the personality of the imprint, and telling the world about its books, especially online. The key skills this role demands, therefore, are an up-to-date knowledge of US and UK crime fiction publishing, eBooks, editing, project management, negotiation â€“ and the ability to act as the mouthpiece of the coolest new crime imprint on the block.
This role could be based in either the US or UK. The Osprey Group, of which Angry Robot is a part, has offices in Oxford and Nottingham in the UK, and New York in the US, but also has employees who telecommute and work from home offices. For the right candidate, therefore, they can be flexible.
Anyone who is interested in this role should apply with their CV and salary expectations to incoming [at] angryrobotbooks [dot] com or via the contact page HERE. The closing date is noon GMT on 24 January 2012.