Fiction publisher

Editor-in-Chief, Weldon Owen Children’s Books – London

Weldon Owen Children’s Books is looking for an experienced editor and wordsmith to work on an exciting new list of illustrated children’s titles.

The list is mostly non-fiction and covers every topic imaginable, from animals and art to science, space, the environment, personal well-being, and escape puzzles. We also have a list of chapters in the works. Our effort is to present topics in a new and contemporary way with fabulous art, design and typography. We are child-centered in our approach and extremely enthusiastic about illustration and design, quirkiness and storytelling.

Working closely with the publisher, you will be involved in all aspects of book creation, from the early stages of ordering through to print-ready files for production. This will include writing, editing and research, managing budgets and schedules, compiling copy and sales data, and leading external packaging teams, writers and editors. You will also work closely with the design and production teams.

We are a small, passionate team, currently working remotely with regular meetings in London. Our parent company is based in the United States.

You must have superb editing skills, with a meticulous eye for detail and a drive for attractive, age-appropriate copy. You need strong book management experience in illustrated book publishing, including budget management and InDesign skills. It is also important that you are a highly organized self-starter, unfazed under pressure and a good team player.

This is a full time position. Final job title and salary depends on experience.

Please send an up-to-date resume and cover letter, including your current salary, to [email protected]

Deadline: May 27, 2022

Margarita W. Wilson

The author Margarita W. Wilson