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Senior Editor (Children’s) FTC

Do you have a passion for children’s books and editorial project management experience? This Senior Editor 18 month fixed term contract is a rare opportunity to gain experience with a prestigious independent children’s publisher in London where you will be managing a range of Fiction and Illustrated Non- Fiction book titles.

Key duties:

  • Manage a list of Children’s book titles to ensure high quality standards of design and editorial work are maintained
  • Provide costings for projects and work to meet schedule and budget requirements
  • Carry out editorial duties, including proof reading, copyediting, line editing and structural editing
  • Write Advanced Information copy, cover copy and cover briefs for own titles
  • Work closely with authors and agents, developing and maintaining strong relationships
  • Read and report on submissions and manuscripts for the team
  • Present titles as at sales conferences and promote own titles internally
  • Identify opportunities for new projects and list growth

Experience / skills required:

  • Solid editorial skills in fiction and illustrated non-fiction publishing
  • A good knowledge of the children’s books market
  • Experience of managing the editorial process from manuscript through to publication
  • Experience of engaging with relevant social media channels
  • Highly IT literate and experience using Biblio would be advantageous

Closing date for applications Thursday 30th January at 5pm

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

Contact:     Claire Carrington-Smith           

Tel:               0203 5474 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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are often only able to contact successful applicants.  If you haven't heard from us within 7 days you have probably been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Senior Editor (Children’s) FTC

Atwood Tate, London
Contract, Full-time
Children's Publishing, Publisher, Trade
Editor, Digital Editorial
Salary description: 
Available on request