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Editor, Studio Press

  • Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020
  • London
  • Application Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020
  • London

Job title: Editor, Studio Press

Reports to: Executive Director, Studio Press

Location: Chelsea, London

Imprint: Studio Press

Department: Editorial

Salary range: £24,000 - £28,000 per annum

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK has a unique opportunity for a creative editor to develop books for its vibrant popular culture imprint, Studio Press. Although a relatively young list, Studio Press is the home of numerous best-sellers and landmark brands including Disney, Harry Potter, and Beano. Studio Press publishes for a diverse audience and into the children’s and the crossover markets.

You will be responsible for working on books with some of the biggest licenses and brightest celebrities around. With an eye for new and interesting ideas and up and coming trends, you’ll be creative, quick-thinking and possess the fantastic project management skills needed to work on a diverse, dynamic list.

You will need creative ideas, solid editing and writing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both internally and outside the business. Your market awareness across a range of genres and formats will combine with your creative flair to enable you to create a fabulous programme of books for today’s readers.

You will be ready to manage a portfolio of titles with high visibility and challenging growth targets, having had some previous experience of working in publishing. Previous experience in the field of licensed publishing and working on co-edition books would also be an advantage.

Essential responsibilities

  • Ensure books published support the vision and ethos of both Studio Press and Bonnier Books UK
  • Keep abreast of market trends, artists and authors and modify the publishing programme, as and when required, to reflect these trends
  • Guide and coordinate the books in line with the editorial and creative briefs, making sure all files are coordinated through the correct approval workflow
  • Research, write, copy-edit, proofread and sign-off on a wide range of books across different formats
  • Project-manage books in partnership with the design and production teams, making sure key milestones reached and final files are supplied on time
  • Ensure files are editorially accurate and prepared to the required quality during all stages e.g. final files, plotter and advance stages
  • Check that all books are produced to house style and fulfil the in-house brief
  • Research and suggest ideas for the future publishing list, playing an active part in new idea discussions, commissioning and acquiring titles
  • Liaise with and manage third-party contributors, including packagers, illustrators, authors and other freelance agents
  • Attend and present at regular new acquisitions meetings and sales meetings
  • Work with the team to produce appropriate sales material including cover copy, marketing copy and material for bookfairs
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned, including maintaining Biblio information and writing information sheets

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."
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."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to think creatively and problem solve
  • Editing skills and attention to detail
  • Written and verbal communication and organisational skills
  • The ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload to meet multiple deadlines
  • Previous experience working in publishing, particularly in the field of licensed and co-edition publishing, would be an advantage

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

Erika Van Aken | Hiring Manager

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