Senior Editor, Weldon Owen Children's Books
Weldon Owen Children’s Books is looking for an experienced editor and wordsmith to work on an exciting new list of illustrated children’s titles.
The List is primarily non-fiction covering all topics imaginable, from animals and art to science, space, the environment, personal wellbeing and escape puzzles. We also have a chapter book List in the making. Our endeavour is to present subjects in a new and contemporary way with fabulous art, design and typography. We are child-centred in our approach and extremely enthusiastic about illustration and design, quirkiness and narrative.
Working closely with the Publisher, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of commissioning through to print-ready files for production. This will include writing, editing and researching, managing budgets and schedules, compiling sales copy and data, and guiding external packaging teams, writers and editors. You will also work closely with the design and production teams.
We are a small passionate team, currently working remotely with regular meetings in London. Our parent company is based in the US.
You must have superb editing skills, with a meticulous eye for detail, and a flourish for enticing, age-appropriate copy. You need solid book-management experience in illustrated book publishing, including budget management and InDesign skills. It is also important that you are a highly organised self-starter who is unflappable under pressure and a strong team player.
This is a full-time position. Final job title and salary are dependent on experience.
Please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter, including your current salary, to Pandita.Geary@weldonowen.com
Closing date: 27th May 2022