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Project Editor – Ivy Kids

At Ivy, we create beautiful illustrated books for curious children. Our titles maintain the highest editorial, design and production standards, and we work with publishing partners all over the world.

Ivy Kids is looking for an experienced project editor to work on a list of illustrated, non-fiction books for children. The role entails managing all stages of book development in conjunction with an art director, from commissioning the text through to supplying final electronic files to our production department.

The ideal candidate would have the following skills and experience:

• proven editorial experience in children’s book publishing

• able to work in a busy office environment

• deft problem-solving abilities

• able to create illustration and picture research briefs from authors’ manuscripts

• able to manage multiple projects on similar deadlines

• able to manage the work of authors and freelance contributors such as copy-editors, proof readers, indexers and picture researchers

• excellent written and verbal communication skills

• able to work in InDesign

• proven experience of project managing illustrated, non-fiction children’s books suitable for co-edition publishing.

This is a new role and a wonderful opportunity for an unflappable and creative candidate to join a small team and an exciting list.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience in a similar role.

The position is full-time, based initially in Lewes and then in Brighton from June 2016.

To apply, please include ‘Ivy Kids’ in the subject line and send your CV and a covering letter, by 18th April 2016, to:


Experienced freelance children’s editors needed!

Ivy Kids is our children’s imprint. We would like to hear from visually literate, experienced freelance children’s editors, proofreaders and project managers to work on our range of creative and innovative titles.

Please email us your cv.

The Ivy Group is constantly on the look out for exceptional book designers to work on presentations and live books. If you can mix creative typography and layout, are a good problem-solver and can think editorially, we might have a job for you.

We use writers, editors, proof readers, Americanizers and indexers on a regular basis, and have a need of more good people in all categories.

We commission lots of artwork, created both digitally and traditionally. Our books are varied and so are the range of styles we use to illuminate them.

We need macworkers who are familiar with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, and can get to grips with the make up of complex integrated, illustrated books through to repro level. The majority of work is done in-house at our Lewes offices, although there are also some opportunities to work out of house.

Picture Researchers
The Ivy Group occasionally need professional picture researchers to work on our non-fiction, co-edition, illustrated titles. Extensive experience of searching for images, rights clearance, fee negotiation and budget management essential, as is a creative eye and a diverse range of sources with the contacts to match. Get in touch if you wish to be considered for our roster of freelancers.

If you come under any of the categories listed, have a proven track record and would like to join the extensive Ivy Group freelance team, please send us your details. Either email us your applications or post them to:

The Ivy Group
210 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 2NS in an envelope marked ‘applications’.
If you are a designer or illustrator, please include samples of your work.

Writing opportunities
If you’re interested in writing for us, you should head over to our For Authors page.

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