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Editor - Ladybird Licensing

We have a new opportunity for an Editor to join our Ladybird Licensing team within the Penguin Random House Children’s division, working on our preschool licensed publishing, in particular smash-hit Australian animation Bluey.

About Ladybird Licensing
At Ladybird Licensing, we make story, novelty and activity books for some of the biggest brands in preschool, including Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee and Bluey. We’re looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working self-starter, who wants to immerse themselves in the world of children’s licensing and create exciting books that bring children into reading through the characters they know and love. We’re a commercial, creative and collaborative team who will support your development and give you the opportunity to work on some of the biggest brands in the world.

The Opportunity
We are looking for a creative and commercially-minded Editor, ideally with a proven track record of working on successful licensed preschool publishing, but we’re also open to considering candidates from a wide range of backgrounds whose skills and experience are transferable. Attention to detail and ability to follow brand guidelines is a must, as is being meticulously organised. We want someone who can hit the ground running, working across a range of formats on one of our most exciting brands, as well as keeping an eye out for the next big thing.

You’ll be working with licensors, agents and freelancers externally, as well as editorial, design, production, sales and marketing colleagues internally in a fast-paced and vibrant environment. As such, you must be flexible, pro-active and motivated, and able to use your own initiative in handling competing priorities. 

What you’ll get in return is the opportunity to work with a supportive, ambitious team, training and development opportunities, and a best-in-class benefits package.

If this sounds like you, please submit your CV and a Cover Letter by midnight on Friday 2nd December.

What you can expect from us:

Salary: Up to £31,500 dependent on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and plus benefits.

While our offices are places to connect, collaborate and celebrate with colleagues, we recognise that flexibility about where you work is just as important for doing your best work and for your wellbeing. For this role, there are meetings and activities that you will need to attend in person at our offices in Embassy Gardens. We are open to discussing the exact balance of office to remote working through the recruitment process.

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    27 days paid holiday entitlement in year one (plus bank holidays), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended gender neutral parental leave
•    Access to books and eBooks across Penguin Random House UK
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview. We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable to for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here:

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.

Editor - Ladybird Licensing

Ladybird - Penguin Random House, London
Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing
Administration, Editor, Licensing, Communications, Business Development
Editor - Ladybird Licensing
Salary description: 
Up to £31,500 dependent on how your skills and experience align with the role, plus bonus and plus benefits.

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