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Senior Commissioning Editor


Fixed-term 9-month Contract | Part-time (3 days)

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and creative Senior Commissioning Editor to join our Picture Book and Gift team working on a range of picture books, non-fiction titles, classics such as Tintin and gift books. This is an opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in children’s publishing, as well as developing new talent.

We’re looking for someone efficient and creative, who knows the market. Your creative vision and strategy development will help drive the publishing programme. You’ll be responsible for acquiring new picture books and non-fiction titles, as well as managing and editing specific book projects across the lists and overseeing the editorial output of the team. We can be flexible with this position and tailor it more to non-fiction or picture books, depending on your experience.

You will be familiar with editorial processes and conventions, SEO techniques, and quick to learn new IT systems and processes. Knowledge of Biblio will be an advantage. You will be comfortable using InDesign on a daily basis.

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 About Egmont, then Jobs; click on the role you wish to apply for and this will navigate you through to our Careers site.

Please 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: Sunday 27th January 2019.

Please ensure you clearly state which position you are applying for.

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Senior Commissioning Editor

Egmont, London
Contract, Part-time
Commissioning Editor, Editor