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Junior Editor (one-year FTC)

  • Northampton

Igloo Books, based in the Northamptonshire countryside, is looking for a junior editor to join the brand licensing team. The team works with a variety of brand owners and agents including Disney, Marvel Entertainment, Fisher-Price, and the RSPCA.

The junior editor is responsible for creating high-quality copy for a range of licensed products, including picture books, sound books, treasuries and novelty books. The junior editor works closely with licensors and design partners to create original story text for products, as well as copyediting text for different age ranges and audiences. The role involves managing projects from initial concept to final approval and liaising with major brand owners and agents.

Igloo Books is part of Bonnier Books UK — a major UK publisher with sales of £80m. Home to 14 adult and children’s imprints, Bonnier Books UK publishes across a wide variety of genres for different ages.

Essential job functions/responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate and develop book projects as briefed by the head of publishing, making sure all projects follow the correct approval workflow.
  • Research, write, copyedit, proofread and sign-off text for books across different formats and novelties and for different audiences.
  • Ensure all project files meet standards for editorial accuracy and quality throughout the publishing process.
  • Ensure all books fulfil their brief and are produced within house style guidelines.
  • Pitch new books and formats based on observation of the wider publishing market.
  • Work closely with a publishing partner to project manage books, ensuring key milestones are kept and final files are supplied on time.
  • Commission, brief and coordinate third-party contributors, including illustrators, licensors and freelance agents.
  • Play an active role in problem-solving and escalate any complications to senior team members when necessary.

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 and experience

  • An understanding of publishing formats, audience age-ranges and genre and the ability to apply this understanding to copywriting.
  • Copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage competing deadlines.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Able to support and manage others in a team.
  • A proactive team player, able to communicate effectively with different people.

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 14 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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