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Editor (Colour Nonfiction) – London

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£25,000 – £30,000 per year, depending on experience

London and regional

what you gonna do

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an extremely well-organized and confident editor to join the Hachette Children’s Color Non-fiction book team in a full-time position. Reporting to the Editor-in-Chief, you will work as an editor on the Children’s Color Non-fiction list, managing your own projects, shaping text and editing books through to print and supporting the team in editorial processes. You will act as editorial manager on designated titles and provide editorial support on others, helping to ensure that all titles are accurate, consistent and delivered on time. You will be part of the day-to-day management of the children’s non-fiction list and the books therein, including liaising directly with – and managing relationships with – authors, illustrators and agents, as well as ensuring projects run through to the book fair and production schedules within budget.

Who are we looking for

We are looking for a creative, highly organized and efficient editor with excellent communication skills who is confident working with authors and contributors, as well as handling multiple tasks and tight deadlines. You must have demonstrable experience in the publishing industry. Experience with children’s books would be a plus.

This is a wide and varied role, and we are looking for someone who will be willing to work alongside teams across the organization, including Marketing, Publicity, Sales, Rights and Production. We need you to take a positive and dynamic approach and build strong relationships with your immediate team, other departments, as well as authors, illustrators and agents.

What we offer

You’ll join a friendly, creative and collaborative team of editors and designers, helping to deliver bestselling, award-winning titles from some of the greatest authors and illustrators in children’s publishing.

Our people are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave per year + public holidays, we have a long list of benefits which include: an extensive training library, development programs including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, private medical insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 days of volunteering per year to use at the charity of your choice, numerous employee networks to join, summer hours (ending at 1 p.m. on Fridays during the summer months!), subscription loans, rental guarantee loans, generous pension plans and much more!

Please note that we are currently recruiting for this role from one of the following Hachette UK offices: London, Sheffield, Newcastle or Edinburgh. with a mix of office work (3 days) and home work (2 days) per week.

Who are we and what do we do

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the UK’s largest children’s publishers, with an excellent track record of creating best-selling, award-winning books for children of all ages. We publish bestselling picture books, fiction and non-fiction authors and illustrators and licensed brands including Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Onjali Q. Raúf, Clare Balding, Kes Gray, Jim Field, Jessica Townsend , Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Alice Oseman, Matthew Syed, David Almond, Lauren Child, Rachel Bright, Patrice Lawrence, Marion Deuchars, Dermot O’Leary, Nick East, Dean Atta, Francesca Simon, Alex T. Smith, Tim Peake, Zanib Mian , JK Rowling, Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees, Pippa Curnick, Maz Evans, LD Lapinski, Benjamin Zephaniah, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Piers Torday, Akala, Juno Dawson, Dr Ranj, Simon Farnaby, Rainbow Magic, Beast Quest and Pokémon.

Our engagement

Hachette employs people according to their abilities. Our aim is to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we wish to reach, with a broad and representative range of age, religion, disability, race, gender , sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make adjustments to help you present for an interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people seeking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to pay maintenance fees and take on menial roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

United Kingdom

Deadline: February 15, 2022.