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Desk Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction Food & Drink

Company: Ryland Peters and Small

Location: Central London

Type: Editorial

Salary description: Dependent on experience


Ryland Peters & Small is an international co-edition publisher of illustrated food & drink, craft, interiors, gift and lifestyle titles. We are looking for an energetic and creative editor with meticulous desk editing skills and a genuine interest in food & drink publishing.

The Role

  • Copy-editing and project-managing a range of illustrated books from inception to finished copy, including devising structure and content and working closely with authors.
  • Liaising closely with the design and production departments, and with the sales department.
  • Writing creative copy for book jackets and sales and publicity materials.
  • Participating in the development of the publishing programme by contributing new ideas.

Experience and skills

  • A particular interest in food & drink and upcoming trends both in the UK and the US.
  • Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills – the role requires meticulous attention to detail, as well as sound technical ability. Relevant experience in editing illustrated non-fiction would be beneficial.
  • The ability to produce creative copy, both as part of the copy-editing process and for sales and publicity materials.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure and as part of a small team.
  • A working knowledge of InDesign CC plus proficiency in all aspects of editing to layout on an Apple Mac.


To apply for this role please send a CV, covering letter and details of current salary to and

Closing date for applications is 21st May 2021. Successful applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.


Desk Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction Food & Drink

Ryland Peters & Small, Central London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publicity, Publishing, Communications, Business Development, Project Management, Editorial
Desk Editor, Illustrated Non-fiction Food & Drink
Salary description: 
Dependent on experience

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