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Head of Editorial - Children's Books

Are you a Senior Editor seeking a step up into a management role? A dynamic children's book publisher has asked Think Selection to find a talented editor to join their team as Head of Editorial.

The role offers a great opportunity to enhance your list management skills and play an important role in the company's ongoing growth.

Reporting to the Publisher, as Head if Editorial you’ll lead the editorial team, contribute to the publishing plans and work closely with the management to influence strategic publishing decisions.

Key responsibilities include:

● Collaborate with the senior team to drive new projects aligned with sales channels and in response to customer’s requirements

● Anticipate market trends and lead the editorial team in swift content commissioning

● Cultivate relationships with literary agents, authors, and industry contacts

● Provide leadership, guidance, and development opportunities for the editorial team

● Manage authors and freelancers, ensuring work aligns with the company house style

● Oversee editorial workflows, ensuring deadlines and project schedules are met

● Work closely with the Production Manager and the Head of Design on project schedules

● Budget management, P&Ls, and contract negotiation

● Crafting copy and sharing metadata information

This is an office-based role and our client will consider hybrid working where you’ll be based for part of the week from the offices which are in the Midlands.

If this rare publishing opportunity sounds of interest to you, in the first instance, in complete confidence please drop a line to Julia Brown at Think Selection – – including your CV and current salary or expectations, and we will come back to you. Thank you.


Head of Editorial - Children's Books

Children's Publishing, Publisher
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Publishing, Editorial
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