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Editor (1 year FTC Maternity Cover)

  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Sywell
  • Application Deadline: June 30, 2021
  • Sywell


Job title: Editor (1 year FTC Maternity Cover)
Reports to: Head of Autumn and Adult Publishing
Location: Igloo Books Head Office, Sywell
Department: Publishing

General Summary

Are you searching for an exciting editorial and project management opportunity in the publishing industry? Look no further!

IglooBooks (part of Bonnier Books UK) has a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, organised and creative editor to join its publishing team, based in Sywell in Northamptonshire.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of titles across our adult and Autumn publishing lists, encompassing adult lifestyle and children’s non-fiction products for global markets. Working with the head of publishing and creative team, you will manage and edit illustrated book and related projects in multiple formats.

This is an opportunity for an experienced editor looking to develop their editorial and project management skills, while having a great time working with our friendly team on our brilliant books.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Project manage books in partnership with an in-house designer, making sure key schedule milestones are hit and final files are supplied on time
  • Brief, research, write, copy-edit, proofread and sign off a wide range of books across a variety of formats and novelties, to make the best product possible
  • Make sure all layouts are editorially accurate and meet the required quality at all stages, including final files, plotters and advances
  • Make sure all titles are produced to house style and fulfil the in-house brief
  • Liaise and help to coordinate third party contributors, including packagers, illustrators, authors, licensors and other freelance agents
  • Solve and, if required, escalate problems in the correct manner and in good time to allow schedules to be hit
  • Stay up to date on current trends and gaps in the market

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

Our ideal candidate has:

  • An awareness of formats, age-ranges and subject matters
  • An understanding of the editorial process
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise their work and support others
  • Copy editing and proofreading skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • A good communicator
  • A proactive team-focussed attitude

In return we offer:

  • The chance to be part of a growing, successful business
  • The opportunity to fast-track your publishing skills
  • A beautiful place to work, with friendly people who all love books, too.
  • And much more!

This position is for a fixed term contract at our Sywell office in Northamptonshire. The successful applicant will benefit from 28 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) per annum, excellent benefits and a competitive salary.

Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.

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 | Contact Person

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