Editor - Part time and Fixed Term Contract

United Kingdom
08 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Part-time Fiction Editor (3 days) 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore, seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.

We're looking for an experienced and creative Editor to work within our busy Fiction Editorial department.

This is an opportunity to work across the fiction list, playing a key role alongside a talented team in delivering books from some of the biggest names in children's publishing, from commercial bestsellers to evergreen classics and award-winners.

We're looking for someone efficient and reliable, who knows the market and will come to every project with an inclusive approach and sensitivity to the author or brand. You will work with the Commissioning Editors on structural edits, proofreading and copyediting, liaise with authors on editorial feedback and the development of manuscripts, and produce creative copy for blurbs and sales material. You will support the team on delivering polished manuscripts on schedule, always with the reader in mind and you will play a part in creative project development and helping to find the Next Big Thing.

You will be familiar with editorial processes and conventions, SEO techniques, and quick to learn new IT systems and processes.

The role is based in our offices near Latimer Road/Shepherd's Bush tube stations in West London. Our company purpose is to make all children proud readers through our broad portfolio of inclusive, child-friendly books and magazines for children and families from all backgrounds, for every interest and reading ability. We are committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in publishing. Egmont is the publishing partner of some of the world's leading children's characters including Disney, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Lego and Thomas & Friends to name just a few! We are also part of the Egmont Group; Europe's largest children's publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world. If you would like to join us please go to our website at to download the relevant application forms. Please note that we do not accept CV's. Completed forms should be sent to: , or posted to: Recruitment, Egmont Publishing, 1 Nicholas Road, London W11 4AN. Closing date: 18th March 2018 Please ensure you clearly state which position you are applying for. Strictly No Agencies