Senior Editor

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P4812
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2019
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £25,000
  • Sector: New Media, Media & Creative
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

A Senior Editor with excellent knowledge of the publishing industry and experience of creating novelty board books is required for an international publishing company based in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (30 minutes by train from London Euston)


SALARY: £25,000 per annum


LOCATION: Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire


JOB TYPE: Permanent



We have a fantastic job opportunity for a Senior Editor with a meticulous and organised nature, as well as a creative flair for novelty product and board books.

As the Senior Editor, you will have a wide range of responsibilities, such as helping to manage a list of books from initial brief to completion, maintaining third-party relationships, allocating workload, and ensuring each book that the team creates reaches the high creative and editorial standards required. Successful candidates will also possess experience working on children’s board books, as well as a passion for innovation and a desire to pioneer new ideas and product.



If this job looks like your ideal position, then please send in your CV as soon as possible for our Recruitment Team to review.



Your duties and responsibilities as the Senior Editor include:

  • Helping to coordinate the board book product list, liaising with Sales, Production and Senior Management when necessary
  • Developing new titles, novelties and products
  • Tracking development of dummies and packaging requirements, and ensuring all specifications are accurate and suitable for the market
  • Working with third-party contributors, such as illustrators, authors, editors, consultants and Americanisers
  • Planning content, managing text and editing books to the agreed brief and specifications, working alongside the editorial and design team
  • Helping to coordinate in-house schedules and workflow, and adapting to the needs of the business when necessary to hit critical targets and deadlines
  • Managing the editorial content of the company catalogue and advance information sheets, as well as coordinating and checking written descriptions and product specifications



As the Senior Editor you will have the following skills and experience:

  • A good technical knowledge of children’s novelty board books
  • An excellent knowledge of publishing procedure and workflow
  • An advanced understanding of editorial duties, including copywriting, copy-editing and proofreading
  • Good collaboration skills, working with others and brainstorming new ideas
  • Good organisational skills, motivation and the ability to work well under pressure
  • A meticulous nature with a keen eye for detail
  • An advanced knowledge of InDesign, Word, Excel and PowerPoint



To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs MUST be attached to your email job application in Microsoft Word or PDF format for our systems to process your application correctly, rather than your CV copied and pasted into the body of the email.


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