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Junior Editor (Licensing)

  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2021
  • Sywell
  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2021
  • Sywell

Job title: Junior Editor

Reports to: Head of Licensed Publishing

Location: Sywell, Northamptonshire. With flexible home working up to two days per week.

Imprint: IglooBooks

Department: Publishing

General Summary

Looking for an exciting editorial opportunity in the publishing industry?

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a wide range of titles across our award-winning licensed product list. Working on brands such as Disney, Marvel, RSPCA and more, the successful candidate will deliver innovative and exciting products on time and to a high standard. This is an opportunity for an editor with a passion for brands to further develop their skills and become an
essential part of a friendly and collaborative team.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Project-manage books in partnership with a publishing partner, making sure key milestones are kept to and final files are supplied on time
  • Work to branding guidelines and ensure all relevant contractual obligations are met
  • Research, write, copy-edit, proofread and sign-off on a wide range of books across a range of formats and novelties, to make the best product possible
  • Make sure all files are editorially accurate, and created in line with the required quality level during all stages, including final files, plotters and advances
  • Make sure all Igloo books 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 that are needed to create a project
  • Problem-solve and, if required, escalate issues in the correct manner and in good time to allow schedules to be hit
  • Support members of the team and make sure departmental goals are achieved
  • Ensure that all proposed titles meet the business needs and goals of the company, and ultimately help to deliver a profitable programme
  • Liaise with Production department to ensure products delivered are of the highest quality
  • 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

Qualifications and Experience

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A good understanding of the editorial process
  • An awareness of formats, age-ranges and subject matters
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and support
  • Good people management skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • And is a good communicator and a proactive team player

In return we offer:

  • The chance to be part of a growing, successful business
  • The opportunity to fast-track your publishing skills
  • The opportunity to work with a variety of high-profile brands
  • Several fantastic employee benefits and initiatives, focused on creating a happy, productive working environment
  • A beautiful place to work, with friendly people who all love books as much as you do
  • And much more!

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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