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Come and work for Nosy Crow – we’re looking for an Editor or Senior Editor: Full Colour Books

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We are looking for the right person to join our full-colour books team as an Editor or Senior Editor. Working closely with the Editorial Director, Head of Picture Books and Head of Non-Fiction, and our talented design team, you will be project-managing your own picture book, non-fiction, activity and novelty titles, including the books we are making for and with The National Trust and The British Museum. You’ll be passionate about children’s books, with a good understanding of both the UK and international markets, and you’ll be committed to making high quality, commercial titles that stand out from the crowd and have strong child-appeal.

Your role will include:

  • Project-managing a number of your own titles from acquisition to publication
  • Liaising with authors, agents and illustrators
  • Coming up with great ideas for picture, non-fiction, activity and novelty books
  • Editing texts and writing your own texts
  • Writing excellent back cover and sales copy

 

The successful candidate, who will probably be educated to degree level, will…

  • Have proven editorial and proof-reading skills
  • Have an eye for detail and a passion for accuracy
  • Have perfect written and spoken English
  • Have at least two years’ children’s book editorial experience (probably more and probably in illustrated books). This is essential, so please don’t apply for the job unless you have this!
  • Have a strong visual sense and an eye for design
  • Have an interest in, and knowledge of, the UK and international children’s illustrated book market
  • Be a hardworking, sparky and enthusiastic team player
  • Be organised and reliable
  • Be determined but tactful and have excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Be flexible: we’re a small team, and we all have to muck in

 

We want someone who. . .

  • Can spot a text with potential at a hundred paces
  • Can turn a good text into a great one
  • Is curious about a wide range of subjects and knowledgeable about a few
  • Isn’t afraid of writing themselves and have a bit of a creative spark: people who are into crafts of any kind are particularly welcome
  • Is bursting with ideas for new titles

 

We’ve left the job title – and the level of the job – a little bit flexible because finding the person that fits is more important to us than that person being at a particular level.

This a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the UK’s most exciting and fastest-growing children’s publishers. Please send your CV and a covering letter to our Editorial Director, Camilla Reid, either by email ([email protected]) or by post (Nosy Crow, 10a Lant Street, London, SE1 1QR).

Closing date: 13 December 2015

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