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Managing Editor

Full-time or 4-days per week

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 have an exciting opportunity for an organised and collaborative Managing Editor to join our fiction editorial team.

The position will have responsibility for managing schedules, processes and progress on fiction titles, liaising with the editors, designers, Fiction Publishing Director and other internal teams to ensure books are delivered on time and to the highest standard. You will manage freelancers and the freelance budget and support the Publishing Director in collating costs for the budgeting process. You will copy edit manuscripts, proofread and collate proofs where required, read and assess submissions and contribute to editorial meetings, with the potential to acquire as the role develops.

If you are passionate about books and have a knowledge of book publishing editorial processes, sharp attention to detail and a creative eye, with great communication skills and the ability to see the bigger picture, then we would love to hear from you. Experience in using Biblio, and knowledge of the children’s book market would be helpful, but not essential.

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 publisher of some of the world’s leading children’s authors, illustrators and brands including Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Jim Smith, Julia Donaldson, Tintin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Thomas & Friends, Disney Princess, Toxic and Go Girl 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 click on the role you wish to apply for and this will navigate you through to our Careers site. Then click on the Apply Now button and follow the instructions to complete and submit the relevant application forms.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s. 

Closing date:  28th February 2019

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Managing Editor

Egmont, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Editor, Fiction