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Senior Commissioning Editor - Picture Books

                                                         Fixed Term (12 month 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 have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly creative Senior Commissioning Editor to join our team working on picture books.

The position will have responsibility for acquiring new picture books, contributing to the list strategy, finding new talent, managing title budgets, presenting at sales conference and mentoring more junior members of the team. 

If you are someone who has worked as an editor and is looking for the next step, or you have a proven track record as a senior commissioning editor, then we would love to hear from you.  

The role is based in our offices near London Bridge station.

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 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 ensure you clearly state which position you are applying for.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s.  

Closing date: Sunday 2nd February 2020

Strictly No Agencies

Senior Commissioning Editor - Picture Books

Egmont, London
Contract, Full-time, Temporary
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Publishing, Publishing Support, Other Publishing, Management, Digital Editorial, Editorial