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New job role: Senior Editor, Buster Books

Posted on: 14/03/2019 with tags Jobs

SENIOR EDITOR (Maternity Cover) – Buster Books


Full time, based in London

BUSTER BOOKS is an imprint of Michael O’Mara Books. We love to create quirky non-fiction, activity and picture books for curious and creative children. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Editor with an excellent eye for accuracy and detail, a strong visual sense, super communication skills and oodles of imagination to join our lively team.

Minimum five years’ children’s editorial experience required.


Ensuring that a wide range of children’s non-fiction projects are taken through the publishing process – from ideas to published books, on time and to budget.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • develop new ideas to proposal stage
  • issue contracts to authors/artists/designers
  • commission, fact-check and edit authors’ text
  • work closely with designers on layouts of interiors
  • commission artists, brief and feed back to them on artwork
  • arrange for final page layouts to be fact-checked and proofread then input corrections
  • cross-check the books of other editors in the department
  • liaise with sales and publicity and present titles at sales conferences
  • inform publicity of potential publicity opportunities within Buster’s titles as they arise
  • contribute new book ideas and brainstorm new titles
  • research the children’s book market and keep abreast of new trends

Proficiency in InDesign required.

Closing date: 29th March 2019

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to: hannah.daffern@mombooks.com

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Michael O’Mara is an equal opportunities employer and employs people on the basis of their abilities.