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Senior Editor, Fiction

We have an exciting opening for a Senior Editor to work on our fiction list. Nosy Crow is a multi-award winning, independent children’s publishing company based in London. We make child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books for ages 0-12.

Purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Head of Fiction, the successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience working as a lead editor, ideally on both illustrated and non-illustrated fiction. You will work closely with authors from structural edit to proofread, and champion their titles throughout.

Key Responsibilities & Skills

Excellent author and illustrator relationships

Ability to suggest improvements to a text clearly, constructively and with tact

Delivering books to production on time and to a very high standard

Ability to work effectively with colleagues within the team and across other departments

Have proven senior editorial experience with a good eye for detail

Display excellent verbal and written communication skills

Nosy Crow is an disability confident committed, equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

The Nosy Crow salary for people entering publishing at an entry level position exceeds London Living Wage. For all jobs, including this one, salaries are dependent on skills and experience.

The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

If this sounds like you, please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words outlining why you think you would be the perfect candidate for this exciting new opportunity to Felicity Culley ( We really look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on Tuesday 31st May 2022.

Senior Editor, Fiction

Nosy Crow, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Editor, Fiction, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Editorial
Senior Editor, Fiction
Salary description: 
Dependent on experience

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will have at least 2 years’ experience working as a lead editor, ideally on both illustrated and non-illustrated fiction