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We at Walker believe in creating something special.

 

We bring children fun and engaging stories by the best authors and illustrators, which can be experienced in innovative ways.  If you would like to be a part of this, please see below for our current vacancies.  Plus, you can also check out our tweets for job alerts! 

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Role: Senior Editor (Maternity Cover) 

Reports to: Executive Editorial Director

 

Introduction to this role

In this role you will primarily be managing titles with autonomy; post commission through to the finished book. You will work with a varying list of exciting titles which will include approximately 50% black and white fiction and 50% colour illustrated fiction and non-fiction.

 

Skills and Experience Preferred

Experience:

  • Managing all aspects of own titles through the publishing process, ensuring quality and timeliness of editorial and design work
  • Editorial tasks relating to own titles, to include: writing AI copy, cover copy and briefs; copy editing, line editing and structural editing, proof reading etc
  • Costing of projects and fully meeting schedule and budget requirements
  • Developing own relationships with authors and agents
  • Providing general editorial support and input within editorial team as required and supporting the commissioning team
  • Reading and reporting on submissions and manuscripts for team
  • Presenting titles as required at sales conferences and promoting own books in house
  • Maintaining Biblio on own projects
  • Identifying opportunities for new projects and list growth
  • Creating books of the highest standard on time and to budget
  • Building agent and author relationships
  • Ongoing creative and commercial editorial contribution
  • Thorough knowledge of the market and competitor activity
  • Considerable engagement with relevant social media

Skills & Experience:

  • Proven Editorial experience in the fiction and non-illustrated fiction area
  • Understanding and passion for the Children's book market
  • Computer & social media literate

 

Salary: Competitive with a great benefits package

Location: Vauxhall, London

Contract Type: Maternity Cover, Full Time

Closing date: 2nd February 2020

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@walker.co.uk 

 

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New roles coming shortly - so please keep checking in! 

 

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Work Experience & Internships:

At Walker we run a summer internship programme which spans across a range of departments.

We will begin to accept applications for this around May/June and more information on how to apply will be posted here. 

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Walker Books is strongly committed to protecting personal data. The personal data you provide in your application and as part of the recruitment process will only be held and processed for the purpose of the selection processes of Walker Books and in connection with any subsequent employment or placement, unless otherwise indicated. Your data will be retained only for as long as is permitted by UK legislation and then destroyed.

 

We are always on the lookout for talented people from a range of different backgrounds to work with us.  We aim for diversity in our staff so that we will reflect more closely the community we work in and the people who we make our books for.  As one step towards this, we have signed up to the Equip Publishing Equalities Charter.

Walker encourages applications from ethnic minorities as they are currently under-represented. Consequently, we have partnered with Creative Access to ensure we reach a more diverse audience. 

 

Submitting Illustrations and Manuscripts:

If you would like to submit a manuscript or find out how to illustrate books for us please visit the Your Questions page here

 

We can't wait to hear from you!