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Publishing Director

SPCK Group
London, United Kingdom
27 days ago


Following the recent announcement of SPCK’s acquisition of Lion Hudson, the SPCK Group seeks a Group Publishing Director to lead a talented publishing team commissioning across its adult and children’s imprints including Lion, IVP UK and SPCK.

With a combined turnover in excess of £8 million, the combined organisation is now a globally significant Christian publisher as well as the undisputed market leader in the UK. This is an exciting position from which to develop a new publishing strategy which will attract the best authors and develop a profitable bottom line.

Inspired Selection have been exclusively retained to work on this vacancy. If you are interested in this role please send your résumé to Suzy Astbury, Managing Director.


The Group Publishing Director will have the strategic publishing and market insight necessary to hit the ground running in developing a publishing strategy for the newly merged organisation. We are looking for someone who can lead a team of talented commissioning editors in delivering this strategy: both leading by example in personally making high-profile and profitable acquisitions to the list; and motivating and supporting the team in meeting challenging acquisitions targets in line with the new publishing strategy.

 The successful candidate will be a publisher with proven success in delivering a profitable publishing strategy and in commissioning prominent and profitable titles, and excellent agent connections. Experience of working on Christian titles is not necessary, but a strong understanding of the Christian space and a passion for Christian books is required.

The role will be based in the UK.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56981979
  • Location:
    London, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Publishing Director
  • Company Name: SPCK Group
  • Job Function: Editorial
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%