Head of book publishing, London - Jobs | Monocle

Head of book publishing

About Monocle

Monocle is an independent media brand that has built a global reputation for its coverage of international affairs, design, travel, fashion and much more besides. Launched in London in 2007, the business has grown to include our magazine, daily newsletters, a round-the-clock radio station and international events, as well as thriving retail stores, e-commerce and cafés. With HQs, bureaux and shops in cities including Zürich, Tokyo, Merano and Hong Kong, we are an international team that is proud to be a vital source of inspiration, analysis and ideas for our discerning global audience.

About the role

Monocle publishes a series of hardback books every year – these have included “Handbooks” on Spain and Portugal, a guide to the best places to swim around the world, large-format books on Japan and residential design, and a book for entrepreneurs. Produced in partnership with Thames & Hudson, our books are distributed worldwide and are a key part of Monocle’s business.

The position will involve managing a team in London and working with Monocle’s editors and correspondents around the globe to deliver titles that offer detailed information and glorious visuals. You will need to be a polished editor and writer and be passionate about book publishing. This is an end to end role and will involve collaborating expertly with numerous partners and managing budgets.

While this position would be ideal for an experienced books editor, it would also suit someone who has had a successful editing career in magazines or newspapers. You will need to be flexible with your time, and happy to travel internationally when needed.

We value collaboration and interaction with our colleagues and clients. We work on unique, global projects alongside our enormously talented international team. This role is based in our Marylebone office and we offer the following benefits;

-Discounts at The Monocle Café and The Monocle Shop

-Breakfast provided five days a week

-Health and life insurance benefits

-23 days’ annual leave, 7-day Christmas shutdown and 8 bank holidays

-Dog-friendly office

Our team is ambitious, talented, professional and committed to excellence in everything they do. If you are keen to join us, please apply to Anna Lyman al@monocle.com. Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


Anna Lyman




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