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Commissioning Editor, Ladybird (18m FTC)

Are you looking for a new challenge within ELT publishing, in a creative and supportive environment?


We are looking for a Commissioning Editor with a track record of developing secondary ELT Graded Readers publishing to work as part of the Ladybird Education team within Penguin Random House Children’s.


The Ladybird primary Readers list is built around some of the most-loved stories and characters of all time. Home to family favourites such as Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit, Ladybird has always been focused on delivering the most engaging content to our readers in the most imaginative ways possible.


We are looking for someone to apply the same approach to a secondary Readers list. You’ll have a background in ELT Readers publishing, and a passion for making stories accessible to children around the world. The role will focus on developing a new list, with the opportunity to work with a wealth of content from across Penguin Random House. A good understanding of international education markets is essential and experience working with licenced brands would be beneficial.


You will be working with editorial, design, production, sales and marketing colleagues in a fast-paced and vibrant environment. As such, you must be open-minded and flexible, a talented communicator and able to work as part of a dynamic team whilst managing time effectively and handling competing priorities.  Being highly organised with a keen eye for detail is a given. 


An understanding of children’s learning stages in both first language and ELT contexts is desirable. You should have proven experience of editorial processes, editorial project management and commissioning within ELT publishing. 


Please apply no later than Monday 23rd April with a CV and covering letter stating why you feel you would be suited for this role. 

Commissioning Editor, Ladybird (18m FTC)

Children's Publishing, Publisher, Trade
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Editorial