Job title: Editor/Senior Editor, Quintessence
Company: Quarto
Location: London
Is the role full time? Yes, 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. We currently operate a discretionary hybrid model, with three days in our London office and two working from home.
Is the role permanent? Yes
Salary: from £32,000, depending on how your skills and experience align to the role.
Contact: [email protected]
Closing date: 23 May 2024

Job description

We are looking for a creative and enthusiastic Editor/Senior Editor (depending on the successful candidate’s experience) to project manage outstanding illustrated non-fiction books.

Quarto creates inspiring books for adults and children published across the globe. As an Editor/Senior Editor, you will help shape the future of our publishing programme and collaborate with leading publishers from around the world.

About the role

As an Editor/Senior Editor, you will manage illustrated non-fiction books across a range of subjects for the adult market, including art, popular science, natural history, lifestyle, gift, and popular reference.

What you will be involved in:

  • Project managing approximately 10 titles per year, from concept through to print-ready files
  • Managing and supporting authors
  • Commissioning freelancers and managing their work
  • Working closely with the design team to review and improve layouts, offering editorial input on image selection
  • Maintaining good relationships with our co-edition publishing partners, ensuring great customer service
  • Delivering high-quality books on schedule and within budget

About you

You’ll have a track record of working collaboratively across multiple projects simultaneously to deliver a high standard of illustrated non-fiction content.

You will be able to show you can:

  • Organise your own work effectively across multiple projects
  • Work collaboratively with a diverse range of contributors
  • Maintain publishing processes and editorial standards
  • Problem solve and communicate proactively
  • Deliver projects on time and within budget

What we can offer:

A supportive, open environment with development opportunities, as well as the following benefits:

  • 25 days paid holiday per year (increasing up to 30 days per year), plus bank holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff discounts on selected shops, retailers, and restaurants
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Summer hours
  • Free books scheme
  • Active social and diversity committees

How to apply

Please send a CV or cover letter to [email protected] and state the vacancy name in the email subject title by the closing date stated above.

Please ensure you cover the following:

  • Your motivation and match with the role requirements
  • What appeals to you about this particular role
  • What key skills, experience and achievements do you have that you think are relevant to this role, and why. Please provide examples of how you have used or demonstrated those.
  • Where you saw the vacancy advertised

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

We employ individuals based on their abilities and welcome applicants from all backgrounds regardless of disability, ethnic origin, gender, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, belief, age, or sexual orientation.

As a Disability Confident Committed employer, we aim to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for disabled people. Therefore, we encourage you to inform us of any reasonable adjustments you may require during your interview process.

Please note, you only need to disclose information that you are comfortable sharing in order for us to accommodate your request.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we only be able to respond to candidates selected for interview.