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Children's Book Editor

Quarto Children’s Books, part of the Quarto Group, are seeking an exceptional senior children’s book editor to develop its novelty books list. Founded in 1990, QCB is a world leader in award-winning, innovative paper-engineered books for children of all ages, selling into all global markets. As part of a dedicated creative team you will have the opportunity to work on ideas from conception through to author commissioning and final delivery. The right candidate will have a passion for books and a keen awareness of publishing trends teamed with a desire to put forward their own concepts to help shape this exciting list.

Key responsibilities include:

  • New ideas development
  • Programme planning in liaison with production
  • Budget management
  • Commissioning, negotiating and preparing contracts
  • Project management
  • Workflow and schedule management

You will need excellent organisational skills, a good eye for detail and the ability to co-ordinate multiple projects on tight schedules. Experience of Apple Mac, including InDesign, is essential. At least five years of related experience on highly illustrated and novelty books publishing is a must and experience of international co-editions would be an advantage.

For a full description of the role, please send your CV with a brief paragraph outlining your relevant skills and your salary expectations to sending applications to Maxime.Boucknooghe@quarto.com and Jonathan.Gilbert@quarto.com.

Closing Date: Early applications may be prioritised.

Children's Book Editor

Quarto Group, London
Full-time
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Editor, Communications, Project Management