Editor, Audio – 12 month Fixed Term Contract – London

This is an exciting time to join a fast-paced team that is setting a precedent for innovative and ground-breaking work within the audio market. At Penguin Random House Audio, the UK’s leading audiobook publisher, we are dedicated to making the very best audiobooks. Working with exceptional acting talent, producers and studios, we publish award-winning and bestselling audiobooks such as Bill Gate’s How To Avoid A Climate Disaster, Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse, and iconic brands such as the Penguin Black Spine Classics.

We are recruiting for an Editor to join the team on a 12 month basis to play a key role in ensuring our audio publishing and casting is the best in the business. You’ll be working independently on some of our biggest titles, casting actors, working with recording studios and doing detailed editorial work on texts and briefs for readers and studios. You’ll work closely with authors, agents and narrators, and with colleagues across the business.

You don’t need to come from a publishing background, we’re open to talent from inside and outside of the publishing industry including entertainment, TV, film, media or the arts. Even if you’re outside of those industries, if you’re a keen audiobook listener and have a real interest in stories and ideas for the audio format, particularly non-fiction, along with experience in a professional work environment, we want to hear from you.

A strong team player able to communicate effectively to a wide range of people and bring them together, you’ll also be organized and proactive, able to keep on top of multiple projects and ensure others deliver to deadline.

If you’d like to help shape the future of audiobooks, the fastest-growing area of ​​publishing, please apply to us with a CV and cover letter by the end of the day on Monday 16th May. In your cover letter we would like you to tell us about what you think the current trends are in the audio market and about what you think the key elements to creating a great audiobook are (in no more than 300 words).

What you can expect from us:

Salary: £29,000 – £35,000 depending on how your skills and experience align to the role, plus bonuses and benefits.

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), increasing a day each year up to 30 days
• Medical cover
• Life Assurance
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Discounted gym membership
• Generous pension scheme
• Summer working hours (role dependent)
• Volunteering policy and charity matching
• Employee Assistance program
• Mentor program
• Extended gender neutral parental leave
• 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.

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage. There may be some situations where volume of applicants means we can’t take all eligible candidates to interview.

We want to make sure disabled applicants can be their best at each step of the recruitment journey. If you need adjustments during the application process, we encourage you to get in touch with us at http://PRHCareersUK@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk. Remember, you only need to share what you are comfortable with for us to support your adjustment request. Find out more about our approach here: www.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/applying-for-roles-with-a-disability

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.

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