Work for Bradt

Current vacancies

There are two exciting - and rare - editorial openings at Bradt currently. If you'd like to work at one of the world's leading guidebook publishers, and have the relevant experience, we'd love to hear from you.

Both are based at our offices in Chesham, Bucks.

Commissioning Editor (Full Time)

We're looking for a Commissioning Editor, responsible for commissioning the 40+ new editions/titles published by Bradt annually. Reporting to the Head of Editorial, and working closely with the Publishing Manager, the successful candidate will maintain the forward publishing programme, assess pitches, liaise with authors to agree schedules, content and contractual terms, and generally ensure titles are commissioned in good time to meet key dates for editorial, sales and marketing.

The role requires a superb standard of organisation, strong communication skills (written and verbal), and confidence in reacting to shifting priorities. Applicants should have worked for three–four years in the editorial department of a publishing company (preferably travel publishing), have some relevant commissioning experience, and be comfortable using standard programs like Excel.   

Salary £26-29k, depending on experience. Starting early November.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter by email to Adrian Phillips (

Closing date: Tuesday 1st October 2019.

Desk Editor (Part-time – 4 days per week or equivalent hours)

We're also seeking an experienced Desk Editor to support the Editorial Department in editorial and production work, with a particular focus on assisting the Project Managers. It is a wide-ranging role that requires excellent time management, first-rate organisation and high-quality written and verbal skills. 

The role includes proofreading and copy-editing, checking proof stages, picture research, collating and uploading content to the website and some departmental admin. Strong editorial skills are essential and will be tested as part of the application process. An interest in travel and familiarity with digital publishing and social media would be advantageous, but not essential. 

Salary: competitive, according to experience. Starting as soon as is practical.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter by email to Claire Strange (

Closing date: Friday 4th October 2019

Work Experience

We offer work experience opportunities for students and recent graduates, usually as a 4-week placement in our editorial and sales/marketing departments. Tasks are likely to be administrative as well as hands-on book work – you may get a chance to write the blurb for our new titles or help prepare an electronic version of our printed books. You’ll certainly be involved with our website and help with our social media presence. We also offer design work placements alongside our in house designer. 

Please contact us if this is of interest to you via  with ‘Work experience' as the subject line, although please note that we are only able to take applications from people with the right to work in the EU.