Job Title: Assistant Editor - Novelty
Company: Nosy Crow
Location: London Bridge, SE1
Is the role permanent?: Yes
If the role full time?: Yes
Salary: Dependent on skills and experience
Contact details: Please email your CV, accompanied by not more than 500 words outlining why you think you would be the perfect candidate for this exciting new opportunity to Felicity Culley ([email protected]). We really look forward to reading your application.
Closing Date: 15.10.21

Job Description
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, organised and creative individual to join the editorial team as an Assistant Editor for a year’s contract on a full-time basis. The role is ideal for someone with at least a year’s experience in a full colour children’s editorial department who is eager to progress their career in a fast-growing company with many high profile and award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.

Purpose of the Job

The role is to provide administrative support for the department as well as liaising with other key areas of the business. You will work across the list on the frontlist, backlist and reprints to produce beautiful, immaculate books to deadline, and provide high standards of care for authors and illustrators.

The Assistant Editor reports to the Senior Commissioning Editor, and will be joining a dedicated, bright and vibrant editorial department. We are a close team and we value the experience and creative input that we can each provide to help shape our titles to be the best they can be.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing general administrative support, including scheduling and Biblio upkeep
  • Liaising with other departments in Nosy Crow, working especially closely with Design and Production
  • Acting as a key point of contact for authors and illustrators, and providing them with excellent care
  • Project managing Americanisation with our America Partner, on time and to a high standard

Essential skills:

  • Experience in a children’s illustrated book editorial department, ideally in the baby, preschool and novelty area
  • Understanding and knowledge of how novelty books work, including mechanism of moving parts, flaps and diecuts
  • Mastery of Biblio
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, and the ability to prioritise in a busy and sometimes high-pressure environment
  • Excellent copy-editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a keen eye for detail and creative flair
  • A real understanding of how words and pictures work together to tell a meaningful story

The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.

Given the current pandemic, the role will initially be a home-working one but, as soon as our offices reopen, it will be based in our London office near London Bridge.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Friday 15th October, UK time.

Nosy Crow is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that employing a diverse workforce is an important factor in success and make recruiting decisions based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from all members of society irrespective of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

The Nosy Crow salary for people entering publishing at an entry level position is the London Living Wage. For all other jobs, including this one, salaries are dependent on skills and experience.