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Managing Editor - DK Knowledge

The DK Knowledge division is seeking a well-organised, experienced, and creative individual to work primarily on our education and language learning areas, for children and adults. 

Ideally with experience of and enthusiasm for active learning, you will need to have excellent project-and people-management skills, a strong commercial sense, and plenty of initiative. Liaising closely with authors, illustrators, design, production, and sales colleagues, you will have a strong eye for the visual and an instinctive feel for what works for integrated illustrated books.  

With effective communication and organisational skills, key responsibilities will include: generating and presenting workable ideas; ensuring projects are managed efficiently and to schedule; managing author and imprimatur relationships; overseeing a team of editors, freelancers, and packagers, as well as staff in DK Delhi, in the conception and development of the list; and managing the creation of content for both digital and print use. You will also have responsibility for financial appraisals and budgetary management of your list.

The successful candidate will be fully Mac literate. Editorial rigour is essential, along with commissioning experience and strong negotiation skills.

If interested, please submit your CV and cover letter by Monday, 26th April.

About our Company: 

We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. 

We are the world's leading illustrated publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann, creating cutting-edge design and stunning visual books for the whole family. We are passionate about inspiring curiosity and bring people to books through their thirst for knowledge. With a global book loving community of over 800 colleagues in the UK, US, Germany, India, China, Canada, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. Find out more on

Managing Editor - DK Knowledge

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Finance, Editorial
Managing Editor - DK Knowledge

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Editorial rigour is essential, along with commissioning experience and strong negotiation skills.