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Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction

Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction

Company: Ryland Peters and Small

Location: London

Type: Editorial

Salary description: Dependent on experience


Ryland Peters and Small is an international co-edition publisher of illustrated cookery, interiors, gift and lifestyle titles. We are looking for an energetic and creative editor with meticulous desk editing skills and a proven interest in food and drink publishing.

The Role

  • Copy-editing and project-managing a range of illustrated books from inception to finished copy, including devising structure and content.
  • Liaising closely with the design and production departments.
  • Writing creative copy for book jackets and sales and publicity materials.
  • Participating in the development of the publishing programme by contributing new ideas.

Experience and skills

  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills – the role requires meticulous attention to detail, as well as sound technical ability.
  • A particular interest in food and drink publishing. Relevant experience in editing cookery titles would be highly beneficial.
  • The ability to produce creative copy, both as part of the copy-editing process and for sales and publicity materials.
  • Liaising closely with the design department, as well as with the production and sales department.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and as part of a small team.
  • A working knowledge of InDesign CC plus proficiency in all aspects of editing to layout on an Apple Mac.

To apply for this role please send a CV, covering letter and details of current salary to Julia Charles by email:

Closing date for applications is 26th March 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.

Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction

Ryland Peters & Small, London
Full-time, Permanent
Copywriter, Copywriting, Non Fiction, Project Management