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Junior Editor/Editor, Audio

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London

Job title: Junior Editor/Editor, Audio

Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London

Working pattern: Flexible remote working up to three days per week

Department: Audio

Salary: £29,000 - £34,000 per annum (depending on experience)

An opportunity to join one of the UK’s most successful trade publishers in one of its fastest growing sectors. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to create high-quality, innovative audiobooks across fiction and non-fiction. Depending on experience, the role could be junior editor or editor.

This role is a perfect opportunity for an audiophile who loves books. The ideal candidate will love listening to audiobooks and have experience of working and casting talent in the audio space, with clear thoughts on what makes a successful audiobook.

Key responsibilities

  • Following the critical path to ensure all titles are cast, assigned, and delivered on time and budget
  • Working with narrators and studios to manage talent, including in-studio direction
  • Working with agents to book talent
  • Maintaining accurate bibliographic data
  • Working closely with internal teams to ensure manuscripts and artwork are received in a timely manner
  • Listening to and checking files
  • Communicating with retailers
  • Delivering excellent author care
  • Maintaining and updating the audio publishing programme and accurate bibliographic data
  • Preparing and presenting to external partners
  • An applicant for the role of Editor must have casting experience

Work with great people

Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."
Blanche Carballo
Audience Development Lead
"I’m glad to work with amazing people each day, and to know that my ideas are heard. It’s exciting to be part of a company that has ambition and wants to make an impact in everything it does."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will:

  • Have experience of working in audio at assistant or editor level
  • Be able to demonstrate a love of audiobooks and publishing
  • Have excellent organisation skills and ability to calmly oversee multiple projects
  • Be creative
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Confident using a variety of IT platforms
  • Be a self-starter
  • Be eager to learn
  • Be flexible and calm under pressure
  • Be happy working in a small team

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

At Bonnier Books UK, we believe that every book matters. We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together. We offer a nurturing home for our authors, illustrators and brand partners, publishing bestselling books for readers and listeners everywhere. We know that fantastic stories can come from anywhere and our purpose is to bring them to as wide an audience as possible, a simple ethos that has led to us becoming one of the country’s leading publishers.

The offspring of Bonnier Books, a family-owned top-15 world publisher headquartered in Sweden, we are inspired by a rich literary heritage but not bound by convention. We think in generations rather than quarters, and strive always to operate in an open, curious way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people. As a climate-neutral publisher we are an active participant in the Science Based Target initiative, committed to a strategy to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

Joanne McGahan | Contact Person

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