Children’s Commissioning Editor (Maternity cover)

Oneworld is an award-winning independent publisher based in Bloomsbury, London. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Commissioning Editor to head up our growing Rock the Boat imprint and work across children books right up to Young Adult. Our diverse list boasts bestselling international authors such as Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff and the actor Jason Segel as well as an ever-expanding range of talented home-grown writers.

This position offers the chance to shape, develop and grow our children / YA list, and we’re looking for an experienced, motivated, energetic and commercially aware Commissioning Editor with a track record of acquiring and working closely with both debut and established authors.

You will have proven ability to acquire and develop successful and profitable projects along with strong communication and negotiation skills. You will have a thorough understanding and expertise of the YA/children’s market combined with an excellent aptitude for structural editing and the ability to bring out the very best in your authors.

This is a maternity cover, available now, for a minimum of 9 months.

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent working environment and the chance to work at an award-winning independent book publisher in central London. 

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter by email to

Closing date: 24th June 2018.

Applications via email only please. We regret only successful applicants will be contacted.

All Oneworld employees are paid the London Real Living Wage.


Diversity Access Internship Programme

Oneworld prides itself on showcasing a very diverse, inclusive workplace. However, the publishing industry has been criticized in the past for being too white and too middle class. To help address this, Oneworld has launched our Diversity Access Programme, which we hope will help to ensure that those working in the industry in the future will be more representative of wider society.  As part of this programme we are working closely with organizations sharing this important objective, such as Creative Access and Spread the Word.