Senior Editor (Parental Leave Cover), Hachette Children's Group
Who we are and what we do
Wren & Rook is the award-winning trade non-fiction imprint of Hachette Children’s Group. We launched in 2017 and have established ourselves as a market leader in children’s personal development, smart thinking and wellbeing. With two Number 1 bestsellers under our belt, we have ambitious plans for growth. We publish an impressive roster of authors and illustrators including Matthew Syed, Bryony Gordon, James Rhodes, Levison Wood, Malala Yousafzai, Neal Layton and Frann Preston-Gannon.
Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record of creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages.
What you’ll be doing
This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Editor (maternity cover) to join our talented, seven-strong team comprising editors, designers and the publishing director. You will project-manage your own titles, and support the publishing director on complex editorial projects involving well-known authors and brands. Part of your function will also be overseeing the editorial and bookfair schedules across our small but innovative list.
Who we’re looking for
The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing, have superb organisational skills and the ability to deal with people across multiple teams with confidence and clarity. You will have extensive experience, ideally in children’s trade publishing.
What we offer
This role is based in our London office on Victoria Embankment. You will be part of an exciting team of non-fiction specialists, working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We offer 25 days holiday per annum, a pension scheme, season ticket loan and further benefits.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
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