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Assistant Editor – Picture Books, Hachette Children’s Group

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group, a division of Hachette UK, publishes a huge range of books for children and young people from the ages of 0 to 18. Our stable of author and illustrator talent includes Cressida Cowell, Leigh Bardugo, Patrice Lawrence, Juno Dawson, Francesca Simon, Dermot O’Leary, Onjali Q. Raúf, Matthew Syed, Bryony Gordon, Giles Andrae, Lauren Child, Kes Gray and Jim Field, to name just a few. We are also the owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment.

Our market-leading picture book list includes the bestselling Oi Frog! Giraffes Can’t Dance, The Lion Inside, Ten Little Pirates, Charlie and Lola, and rising stars Oscar the Hungry Unicorn and The Night Before the Night Before Christmas.

What you’ll be doing

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an extremely well organised and confident Assistant Editorial to join the Hachette Children’s picture book team in a full-time position.

Reporting to the Editorial Director, you’ll provide administrative and editorial assistance to the Picture Book & Gift Book team. You’ll provide editorial support on a range of books under supervision, helping to ensure that all titles are accurate, consistent and delivered on schedule. You’ll assist with the day-to-day running of the picture book list, inputting information and ensuring the smooth running of editorial systems.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for a highly organised and efficient Assistant Editor with excellent communication skills who is confident managing multiple tasks and tight deadlines. You should have experience in publishing and experience of picture books would be of benefit.

This is a broad and varied role, and we are looking for somebody who will embrace working collaboratively with teams across the organisation.

We need you to bring a positive, can-do approach and build strong relationships with your immediate team, other departments, as well as authors, illustrators and agents.

What we offer 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth of our bestselling picture book list. We are a small and focussed team with big ideas. The role is based in our Central London office and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our Commitment

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.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

To apply: click here

Salary: £24,000

Closing date: 13th September 2019