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Editor: Non-Fiction

Hachette Children’s Group
£25,500­ – 30,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Wren & Rook, the trade non-fiction imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, is looking for a highly motivated, ideas-driven editor to join its small, dynamic team. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape this fast-growing and exciting list, which features genre-leading titles such as You Are Awesome by Matthew Syed and Women in Science by Rachel Ignotofksy. Wren & Rook publish everything from non-fiction picture books to fast-track, zeitgeisty teen/YA.

If you are passionate with good commercial sense and a desire to drive your ideas forward, please get in touch with us. Reporting to the Publishing Director, you will be proactive, enthusiastic and willing to nurture our existing authors – and hungry to seek out new ones. This role would be an ideal next step for a junior or desk editor looking to lead their own projects or start a career in children’s non-fiction.

A good understanding of or interest in the non-fiction market, an instinct for what sells and a keen eye for design are valuable in this role. You will also have outstanding editorial skills, be highly organised and deadline-driven.

Knowledge of InDesign and Biblio is highly desirable.

To apply please visit our website:

Closing date: Sunday, 24 February 2019

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to get in touch directly with shortlisted candidates. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please do let us know.

Editor: Non-Fiction

Full-time, Permanent
Editor, Non Fiction, Publishing, Publishing Support, Other Publishing