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Junior Editor 1 year FTC

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Northampton


Based in our Children’s team at Igloo Books in the Northamptonshire countryside, you will create high-quality copy for a range of products, including picture books, sound books, treasuries and novelty books. Working with a design partner, you’ll brief illustrators, create rhyming stories as well as prose for multiple age ranges, manage projects all the way from initial concept to final approval and much more.

Igloobooks is part of Bonnier Books, a major UK publisher, and publishes quality children’s, licensed and adult titles - we believe every book matters.

Role Responsibilities


  • Editorially develop and co-ordinate a range of books as briefed by the Head of Publishing, making sure all files follow the correct approval workflow.
  • Research, write, copy-edit, proofread and sign-off a wide range of products across a range of formats and novelties, to make the best product possible.
  • Make sure all files meet standards for editorial accuracy and quality during all stages, including fimal files, plotters and advances.
  • Make sure all books are produced to house style and fulfil the in-house brief.
  • Propose new titles and formats based on observation of the wider book market.


  • Project-manage books in tandem with a publishing partner, making sure key milestones are kept and final files are supplied on time.
  • Project-manage a range of books of appropriate number and complexity.
  • Brief, commission and co-ordinate 3rd-party contributors, including packagers, illustrators, authors and other freelance agents.
  • Problem solve and, if required, escalate problems in the correct manner and in good time to allow schedules to be hit.

Work with great people

Alex Alexandrou
Head of Commissioning - Children's
"When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment - I still like it after being here for over five years!"
Sahina Bibi
Marketing Executive
"My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives a"
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."

Skills & Requirements

Skills & Experience

  • A good awareness of formats, age-ranges and subject matters
  • A good understanding of the editorial process
  • Good copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Good feel for use of language appropriate to different readerships
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and support others
  • Good people management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communicator
  • A dynamic, proactive team player

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

Bonnier Books is a major UK publisher with group sales of £80m. Home to three divisions and 16 adult and children’s imprints, we publish across a wide variety of genres, for different ages. From crime to reading group fiction; memoir to self-help; activity to reference – we believe every book matters.

For more information about Bonnier Books UK please visit our website: www.bonnierbooks.co.uk

Aleksandra Chudoba | Hiring Manager

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