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Commissioning Editor / Senior Commissioning Editor, Picture Books

The Little Tiger picture books studio has an opening for a Commissioning Editor or Senior Commissioning Editor on a 12-month short-term contract.

Little Tiger publishes an incredible range of picture books that straddle trade and commercial markets around the globe. We represent award-winning, bestselling authors and illustrators, and have a stunning track record of developing new voices.

We’re looking for a candidate, with at least 4 years’ experience of editing picture books, to:

  • commission, nurture and edit established and new authors to achieve their best work
  • brainstorm new ideas and formats with other members of the studio
  • pitch and present new texts to our sales team, alongside market research
  • foster great relationships with literary and illustrator agents
  • use professional knowledge – working closely with designers – to create books in a style appropriate to the market
  • liaise with production and design to project-manage titles, maintaining exceptional quality within agreed deadlines
  • mentor more junior members of the editorial team.

This exciting role requires:

  • creative flair for picture-book editing
  • exceptional author care
  • flexibility and the ability to problem-solve and multi-task 
  • excellent skills in communication, organisation, time- and project-management
  • meticulous attention to detail
  • relevant market, consumer and trend awareness
  • proficiency in editing packages and operational systems.

Closing date for applications: 29th April 2024

Salary: competitive (London)

Experience: at least 4 years editing picture books

Hours: full-time position on a short-term contract

Location: Fulham (SW6) with hybrid working

How to Apply: please e-mail your CV and a covering letter to Steph Stansbie at


Commissioning Editor / Senior Commissioning Editor, Picture Books

Little Tiger, London
Contract, Full-time
Children's Publishing
Administration, Commissioning Editor, Publishing, Communications, Editorial
Commissioning Editor / Senior Commissioning Editor, Picture Books

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at least 4 years editing picture books