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Producer / Editor (Children’s Books) at Wonderbly

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  • Remote, REM 0T3
  • fulltime
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Editor/Producer – Children’s Books

London, Contract (maternity cover: 9–12 months, starting November/December 2023)

We have a rare Fixed Term Contract opening for a Children’s Book Editor/Producer (9–12 months maternity cover) on our Story Studio team – the group of editors, writers, artists and designers at the heart of the company that create our very special personalised products for children and families.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, organised, imaginative, book-loving person to join us. As personalised book creation is a very specialist area, we will provide training and support to whoever joins us. Our current team come from diverse backgrounds including publishing, product design and theatre production and use those skills to guide our creative processes.

You’ll be working across a range of projects, supporting our Senior Book Producers in developing and shipping our beautiful personalised stories. Day-to-day, your role will include preparing books for launch, providing creative feedback and direction, overseeing production schedules and budgets, responding to new book briefs, revisiting backlist content, collaborating with other departments including engineering and marketing, and participating in workshops and research for new products.

Benefits & perks

First and foremost you should join Wonderbly because of the work. We’re on a mission to inspire boundless self-belief in every child, everywhere thrugh our beautiful personalised books.

  • A salary of £28,000–30,000 per annum. We are open to this role being 4 or 5 days a week.

  • The chance to work on something your friends and family will fall in love with

  • We have a flexible, hybrid working model that you can tailor to suit what works best for you. Generally, we ask our staff to come into our lovely light-filled Central London studio at least two days a week and then to choose what works best for them for the rest of the time.

  • Cycle-to-work scheme

  • Regular Yoga classes and mental health support

  • Personal training allowance

  • 28 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays

  • Health insurance to keep you in tip-top shape

  • Pension scheme

  • We love having dogs in the office (well-behaved ones anyway)

A little bit about you

We value hard work and getting things done above experience. The key thing will be showing us your excellent project management skills and passion for storytelling.

Core requirements

  • An obvious passion for children’s products and our mission. Perhaps you have worked in children’s publishing, media or theatre? Perhaps you studied a relevant field at university? Whatever your past experience, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience developing products for children.

  • A minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role – showing evidence of creative drive, good time- and budget-management, and excellent written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills from experience working with multiple departments across a business

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are important for this role, so you should consider yourself a stickler for the little things

  • A knack for problem-solving and finding ways to improve our daily processes and workflow

  • A good working knowledge of Google suite applications (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and confidence in using other data-saving platforms

  • An understanding of print and paper product production processes is a big plus

  • An understanding of consumer research and testing is a big plus

Why us?

Wonderbly (Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021) is a unique, award-winning publishing company that creates high-quality personalised books for children and grown ups. Our mission is to create incredibly personalised books to make loved ones feel extraordinarily special – and we need extraordinarily special people to help us do that.

About us

Oh hi! We’re delighted that you’re interested in working with Wonderbly, the UK Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021. Below you’ll find out all about us, our mission and values, and the roles we have open right now.

Wonderbly is the world’s leading personalised publishing company. We conceive, design, promote, sell, and make wonderful books for wonderful customers all over the world.

Our mission is to make people feel extraordinarily special, and bring them closer to the people they love, through the power of personalised stories. So far we’ve shipped over 8 million books to over 150 countries. We’ve done this in just eight years, and we’re just getting started.

Getting personalised books to all those millions of customers requires a multidisciplinary team. Our wonderful people have experience across editorial design, research, production, software engineering, marketing, e-commerce, data analysis, print-on-demand manufacturing, shipping… the list goes on.

This means that Wonderbly is a collaborative and creative place to work, with lots of opportunities for growth and development across a broad range of skills.

We’re based in London, where we have a gorgeous, light-filled studio for working together. But like many digital-first companies, we have a hybrid operating model, with many colleagues working from home and further afoot much of the time.

Our values

Wonderbly’s values were born from the three qualities at the heart of ‘Lost My Name’ - our original and best-selling personalised children’s book. These values are Courage, Curiosity and Kindness. And although they naturally have a child-friendly ring to them, these are deeply human values that we believe everyone should live by.

Courage means taking calculated risks and trying things that no one else would. It means setting audacious goals, seeing them through, and being willing to be wrong.

Curiosity means investing in learning, never losing sight of the ‘WHY’. Curiosity allows us to ask silly questions, explore our blind spots, and dip into other disciplines for inspiration.

Kindness is at the heart of our culture: it’s no coincidence that deep friendships form here every day. Kindness means making space for one another, inclusivity as standard, and clear, direct communication. It does not mean “good vibes only”: the kindest conversations are often the hardest.

Equal opportunities employer

Our team is committed to providing equal opportunities for employment regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability, family structure, socio-economic status, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis (it's the law, but it's also just the right thing to do).

If you have a disability, caring duties, or any other additional needs that require consideration, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them during the application process.

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