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Senior editor, Neon Squid

Senior editor, Neon Squid

locationGreater London, UK
ExpiresExpires: 21/05/2024
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position

Closing date: Tuesday 21st May 2024

Salary: Starting from £38,000

Hiring manager: Fiona Macdonald, Publishing Director


Do you know your Diplodocus from your Brachiosaurus? Or your Ancient Egypt from your ancient Egypt? We’re looking for a talented and organised senior editor to join our small creative team in London!

Neon Squid publish beautifully illustrated non-fiction books for kids aged 5 to 14. Recent highlights include Tales of Ancient Worlds by archaeology YouTuber Stefan Milosavljevich, We Need to Talk about Vaginas by Dr Allison K. Rodgers and Secrets of the Forest by Alicia Klepeis.

We are looking for a Senior Editor who can come up with great new ideas and formats, find exciting authors, manage multiple books at once, train junior members of staff, and be capable of getting poo jokes into even the most serious of topics. They must have a strong visual eye and will work closely with our designers.

As we’re a small team this will be a hands-on and varied role, with a chance to shape the direction of our young imprint. The successful candidate must be an experienced children’s non-fiction editor capable of working effectively in a busy environment and managing schedules and budgets. They must have a good commercial brain, knowledge of the international book market and a willingness to challenge the status quo.

Creative applications are encouraged!


Key tasks

  • Coming up with new book ideas
  • Managing multiple titles at once
  • Training junior members of staff
  • Finding and commissioning exciting expert authors
  • Presenting to sales and marketing teams.


Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Excellent editing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Handy with a spreadsheet
  • Able to use Adobe InDesign 
  • Knowledge of what makes kids tick!


  • Had presenting skills
  • Had the ability to work well in a busy environment


Please click here to read the full job description.

This is a full time, permanent role, and will be based in our offices in Farringdon, London, with some flexibility to work from home each week.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

Level of experience

  • Mid-Level