Bluebird Publisher

Bluebird, the award-winning non-fiction lifestyle division of Pan Macmillan, seeks a dynamic Publisher to lead the division in its next phase of growth and development.

Established in 2015, Bluebird has grown into a market leader in lifestyle book publishing, having launched and published health and lifestyle franchises such as Joe Wicks, Pinch of Nom, Oprah Winfrey and Michael Greger. One Boat, Bluebird’s sustainability imprint, was launched in 2020.

Reporting to the Managing Director of the Adult Division, your role as Publisher will be to head up the Bluebird and One Boat editorial team and a wider dedicated commercial team. You’ll develop publishing strategies with the team, acquire a list of market-leading non-fiction aimed at Bluebird’s target audiences and collaborate with colleagues in sister companies around the world to work towards acquiring globally important authors.

You’ll be a contributing member of Pan Macmillan’s overall Leadership team, and you’ll collaborate with the CEO, Managing Director of the Adult Division and your colleagues at Bluebird to drive and deliver on the division’s growth plans.

You’ll be a strategic thinker with commercial flair and significant experience in a senior role within the publishing industry, have a proven track record of publishing commercial successes and a good reputation within the trade and the agent community. You will have demonstrated the ability to spot an opportunity and move quickly to capitalise on it and have the management skills to lead the division and develop and inspire your colleagues.

For more information, please contact Danny Parnes at Think Selection, the exclusive recruitment partner for this role, at: – or you can call Danny on +44 (0) 7958 208817 for an exploratory conversation. All enquiries will be handled in complete confidence.

The closing date for enquiries is Friday 30th June.

Think Selection promotes the benefits of diversity in all of our activities and treats all employees and candidates equally regardless of their age, disability, gender identity, marital status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, caring responsibilities, socioeconomic background or union membership status.


How to Apply

If this role sounds like it could be of interest to you, in the first instance, in confidence, please contact Danny Parnes on +44 (0)7958 208817 or at


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