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Senior Editor - Children's Fiction

Think Selection has been asked to find a Senior Editor to join the Fiction team in the Children’s Publishing division of a leading international publishing house.

This is a fantastic career opportunity for a Children’s Fiction book editor as you’ll edit a range of trade fiction books working with leading and emerging authors, and if you’re seeking a career path in commissioning you’ll also have the opportunity to develop in the role by acquiring your own titles.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Review submissions to identify and present suitable projects in editorial meetings
  • Collaborate closely with agents and authors to ensure the company is a sought-after publisher for fiction authors
  • Running title costings, obtaining approval on advances, and negotiating deals as needed
  • Working with the broader team to shape the publishing plans for the authors, books, and series you oversee, and representing their interests in key decision meetings
  • Craft compelling cover copy, AI copy, and metadata to optimise sales
  • Coordinating with Managing Editors, Design, and Production to ensure titles meet their scheduled deadlines within budget

A competitive salary which will depend on your experience and excellent benefits are on offer to the successful candidate, and you’ll be based from the company’s London offices 2 days’ per week.

If this role sounds of possible interest to you, please send your CV and current salary or expectations to Danny Parnes at Think Selection – – or you can call on 07958 208817 for an initial chat.

Our client has advised that interviews will commence soon so please get in touch with us asap. Many thanks.



Senior Editor - Children's Fiction

Full-time, Permanent
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Commissioning Editor, Editor, Editorial
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