Editor, Ladybird Education (FTC until approx. Feb 2022)



Are you looking for a new challenge within education publishing, in a creative and supportive environment? 


Can you help to establish Ladybird as the go-to publisher for children, parents and teachers around the world?


We are looking for a creative and organised Editor, ideally with a proven track record of working on education titles, to work as part of the Ladybird Education team within Penguin Random House Children’s. This position is offered on a fixed term contract basis to cover a period of maternity leave (until approx. Feb 2022).


Penguin Random House Children’s has an unequalled heritage, and the Ladybird list is comprised of some of the most-loved characters and brands of all time. Home to family favourites such as Peppa Pig, Read it yourself and Key Words, Ladybird has always been focused on delivering the most engaging stories and characters to our readers in the most imaginative ways possible.


We are looking for someone who has a passion for reaching new readers all around the world, who understands that different markets require different approaches, and who keeps up to date with education trends and curricula in the UK and abroad. This role will focus mainly on our reading scheme and activity book publishing across all markets.


You will be working with authors, licensors, and digital developers, as well as editorial, design, production, sales and marketing colleagues in a fast-paced and vibrant environment. As such, you must be flexible, pro-active and motivated, and able to use your own initiative in handling competing priorities.  Being highly organised with a keen eye for detail is a must.


An understanding of how children learn to read is desirable. You should have proven experience of editorial processes, editorial project management and content development.


What you’ll get in return is the opportunity to work with a supportive, ambitious team, training and development opportunities, and a best-in-class benefits package.


How to apply


If you’re ready to join the Ladybird Education team as our next Editor, then please submit your CV and a Cover Letter by midnight on Sunday 29th November 2020.


All interviews will be conducted via video. We are currently working remotely, but expect this role to transition into our new Embassy Gardens office in Nine Elms (SW11 7BW) once it is safe for us to do so.


What you can expect from us

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:
•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business


Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: http://booktradeentrysupport.org/

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee.


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 110274

110274The Random House Group Limited 

Date:  16-Nov-2020

London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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