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Head of Books

If you have a wealth of licensing and brand strategy management experience from a publishing perspective and have worked with heritage and modern children’s properties this Head of Books role is an exceptional opportunity to join the team managing a number one children’s storytelling brand.  Based in beautiful offices in central London, you will work full-time with a welcoming team and in a creative and commercial atmosphere.

Key duties:

  • Responsible for driving growth (value and volume) for publishing
  • Maintain and develop the brand in publishing, working with key partners
  • Work closely with marketing and design to ensure publishing look and feel is in line with brand requirements
  • Oversee all publishing and co-create and manage annual schedule
  • Develop long term plans for major new opportunities, including TV tie-ins and publishing extensions
  • Manage key partnerships with UK and overseas publishers and global agents

Experience / skills required:

  • Proven experience of publishing brand management and licensing strategy
  • Experience and knowledge of children’s heritage brands
  • A commercial approach and strong budget management and business planning skills
  • First class communication skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong supplier management and negotiation skills
  • An entrepreneurial drive and a collaborate approach to problem solving


For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to

Contact:             Helen Speedy

Tel:                    0203 574 4425

Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Head of Books

Atwood Tate, Central London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Literary Agency, Publisher, Trade
Book Buying & Selling, Literary Agent, Marketing, Licensing, Special Sales, Trade
Salary description: 
Available upon request