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Careers at Little Tiger Group
Commissioning Editor – Little Tiger Group

The Little Tiger Group is a creatively led, independent publisher comprised of four imprints: Little Tiger, Caterpillar Books, Stripes Publishing and 360 Degrees. We publish everything from books for the very young, right up to Young Adult, both fiction and non-fiction.

We are seeking an exceptionally creative, market-savvy, trail-blazing Commissioning Editor with a passion for broadening the inclusion of unheard voices within children’s literature.

You will be responsible for sensitively identifying, commissioning, developing and supporting writers and illustrators, with a particular focus on under-represented minorities.
In addition to commissioning your own books you will work closely with the creative teams to identify ways to ensure all of our books are as inclusive as possible.

This role is unique within the company as you will be the only editor working across every imprint, so you will be passionate about all kinds of books for all ages, and have a clear vision of how to contribute to our aim of publishing books that appeal to every child.

This is a vital and distinct role, and as such we are interested in the particular tastes, experiences and connections of the individual who will fill it. You might already be commissioning but seeking the freedom to bring about more substantial change with regards to representation; you could be an editor  with a keen sense of how the industry can be more inclusive, who is ready to take on increased responsibility. It’s even possible that you don’t currently work in publishing but that you are able to demonstrate other skills and experience which would be suited to the role.

What is essential is that you have a strong sense of integrity, impeccable taste, heaps of creativity, an ability to galvanise, an understanding of the market as it stands and a sense of where it can go.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Thomas Truong ttruong@caterpillarbooks.co.uk

The closing date is Friday 6th October but early applications may be prioritised.

Editorial Assistant – Children’s Picture Books

Little Tiger Press, London

Little Tiger Press is a dynamic, independent publisher of award-winning picture books. We are expanding our close-knit team and are looking for an Editorial Assistant who shares our passion for picture books. This is the ideal position for a bright graduate who is seeking a first job in publishing. You will be organised, meticulous and creative, with a flair for words and ideas. You will need an exceptional eye for detail, plus the ability to manage a busy workload and to work well within a team.

Key duties:
• Liaise with designers, editors, authors and external clients to develop re-use projects
• Manage scheduling of re-use titles and reprints into production, including sales material
• Write lively, engaging copy for book covers and content, website, social media and marketing material
• Proofread material at all appropriate stages of production, ensuring total accuracy
• Attend monthly editorial meetings to feed back on new submissions
• Contribute to and minute scheduling, production and editorial meetings
• Maintain filing of sales material, archive library and contracts
• Maintain key departmental databases, plus miscellaneous administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of the department

To apply: email your CV and letter to careers@littletiger.co.uk with the subject header ‘Editorial Assistant LTP’, by 15th August 2017

Work experience

Are you interested in a career in publishing? Would you like to learn more about how a children’s publishing house works, gain valuable experience in the industry, and discover what it takes to bring a children’s book to life?

Little Tiger Press offers work experience placements in the Editorial, Design and Marketing & Publicity departments. These are unpaid (although we do cover expenses of up to £10 per day) and usually last a fortnight.

Work experience at Little Tiger amounts to much more than tea-making and photocopying. Tasks will vary – from reading new picture book submissions alongside an editor, to writing a press release for the marketing team, to researching festival dates with our publicist, you’ll certainly be kept busy! 

Applications for work experience are via the form below. Please fill in your details, tell us why you’d like to carry out a placement at Tiger Towers, and upload your CV.

Please note that due to the large quantity of applications we receive, we cannot promise work experience to all applicants. Successful applicants will be contacted as soon as possible.
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