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Senior editor, fiction

Senior editor, fiction

companyNosy Crow
locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 01/06/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

We have an exciting opening for a senior editor to work on our fiction list. 

Nosy Crow is a multi-award winning, independent children’s publishing company based in London. We make child-focused, parent-friendly children’s books for ages 0-12.


Purpose of the job

Reporting to the head of fiction, the successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience working as a lead editor, ideally on both illustrated and non-illustrated fiction. You will work closely with authors from structural edit to proofread, and champion their titles throughout.


Key responsibilities & skills

  • Excellent author and illustrator relationships
  • Ability to suggest improvements to a text clearly, constructively and with tact 
  • Delivering books to production on time and to a very high standard
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues within the team and across other departments
  • Have proven senior editorial experience with a good eye for detail
  • Display excellent verbal and written communication skills


Nosy Crow is an disability confident committed, 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 exceeds London Living Wage. For all jobs, including this one, salaries are dependent on skills and experience. 

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

If this sounds like you, please apply with 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. We really look forward to reading your application.

The closing date for applications is midnight GMT on Tuesday 31st May 2022.


Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

Required degree level

  • Level 3 (e.g. A Level)

Years of experience

  • Senior

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

Required skills

  • general knowledge
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Indesign
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Word