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Editor - DK Children's

We are seeking an experienced and organised Editor to join the DK Children’s team, in hourse we refer to this role as a Project Editor. Are you a creative person with a track record of editing and managing non-fiction titles for children? If so, please keep reading…

The Role
In this role you will work on a range of illustrated non-fiction titles for children aged 0–9. You’ll be responsible for all stages of the editorial process and work on multiple titles, across different formats and age ranges.

The Responsibilities
-       Researching and developing new ideas and commissioning project-specific content for the international market.
-       Working with designers to ensure content works on the page, and using InDesign to edit text on both new and reissue titles.
-       Tracking and controlling your own project origination costs, workflows and schedules, using tools provided, to deliver books on time and on budget.
-       Writing and updating sales material.

The Person
Our ideal candidate will be a strong project manager who is able to keep on top of a varied workload. You’ll be as good at seeing the big picture as you are at nitty-gritty editing, and you’ll be naturally curious about a wide range of topics for children. You’ll also be a team player, and have excellent communication and external relationship management skills.

If this sounds like you, and you would like to join our team, please apply by sending your most up-to-date CV and cover letter. We look forward to telling you more! 

Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits
Applications closing date: 5 June 2023

 We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our people, some of which are:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Volunteering policy and charity matching
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership
  • Summer hours

And we plant a tree for every new employee to our business

DK is committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects the varied communities that read our books across the world. We encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of age, religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality or social background. DK is proud to announce that we have adopted The Halo Code.

DK supports flexible working and has introduced a new ‘smart-working’ policy with a hybrid approach of working weekly from home and in DK’s office.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade, but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews or undertaking internships. For more information, visit

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, Spain and Australia, we produce books in over 100 countries and over 60 languages. Find out more on

Editor - DK Children's

DK, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Editor, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Editor - DK Children's
Salary description: 
Up to £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonus and benefits

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Our ideal candidate will be a strong project manager who is able to keep on top of a varied workload.