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Senior Children's Editor

An independent Trade publisher is looking for a Senior Editor to join their children’s imprint in London. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Senior Editor to work on a range of non-fiction projects including illustrated non-fiction, activity books and picture books. If you are a creative individual with a passion for children’s publishing then we would love to hear from you! This is a maternity cover contract to last for approximately one year.

Key duties:

  • Commission authors’ texts and edit, fact-check and proofread page layouts
  • Contribute to the development of new product ideas from conception to completion
  • Provide feedback to artists on artwork
  • Ensure books are produced on time and to budget
  • Work closely with internal editors to crosscheck books
  • Liaise with Sales and Publicity to highlight business opportunities and present titles at conferences
  • Issue contracts to authors, artists and designers
  • Work with designers regarding internal layouts
  • Conduct market research into children’s books and be knowledgeable about trends

Experience / skills required:

  • Solid editorial background including commissioning and children’s book publishing experience
  • Excellent hands-on editorial skills, good attention to detail and strong copy-editing skills
  • Good visual editing skills (including InDesign) and the ability to work smoothly with designers and illustrators
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be an active contributor surrounding book ideas and titles


Applications ASAP, please


For further information, please apply online or email a CV and salary expectations to


Contact:             Parissa Bagheri

Tel:                    020 3574 4431


Atwood Tate embraces diversity and seeks to promote the benefits of diversity in all of our business activities and to develop a business culture that reflects that belief.  We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief.

Senior Children's Editor

Atwood Tate, London | Greater London
Contract, Full-time, Maternity Contract, Maternity Cover
Children's Publishing, Trade
Salary description: 
Available on request
Commissioning Experience, Children's publishing experience, Indesign, Visual editing skills