Current Opportunities


Editorial Manager:  Illustrated Books

One of the world’s leading independent book publishers is looking for a talented Editorial Manager to lead its History and Reference list.

This is a key position and the successful candidate will have a proven track record in originating their own ideas and commissioning outstanding illustrated books, with at least  5 year’s commissioning experience. Working within the adult editorial team, the candidate must be a team player, have strong communication skills with the ability to develop good relationships with authors, licensors and colleagues. Thrive on multitasking, have a passion for detail, be extremely well organised and enjoy managing and developing projects. They should have a strong network of freelance contacts for all stages of the editorial process, strong InDesign, Word and Excel skills and thrive on being part of a fast-moving creative business. They must be able to manage the creative process of all colour-illustrated titles and reprint programmes from scheduling, project management from manuscript to plotter stage, with a view to maintaining the highest standards in terms of text and design, and working within a budget.  

Qualities required are good commercial instincts, an ability to identify gaps in the market, a flair for spotting popular trends. Strong budgeting and negotiation skills are a must and experience of team management highly desirable.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic senior illustrated editor to work with an imaginative and energetic team to shape the future of the publishing programme.

To apply please send your C.V., current salary and covering letter to

Closing Date: November 10, 2017


Work Experience & Internships

We offer work experience throughout the year for up to four weeks at a time, these placements are primarily focused on editorial, marketing, publicity, design and sales, we also offer valuable experience in all departments of our business.

We also run a number of Internships, which can last up to six months. These internships give students the chance to fully immerse themselves in the role, team and company, to work on projects and to gain a thorough understanding of how the publishing process works.

While are placements are unpaid, we do offer payment towards reasonable travelling expenses and a daily lunch allowance. The experience you will gain is invaluable.


Working for the Carlton Publishing Group

Our Vision and Values

Our Purpose

To be the most commercially and creatively successful independent book publisher.

Our Key Principles

  • Professionalism in everything:  Strive to be the best that you can be.
    Think smarter, act faster and negotiate harder than our competition.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit and Global Vision:  passionately pursue growth.
    Seek out new markets, new publishing opportunities and new consumers.
  • Creativity:  the ability to identify and deliver successful concepts and ideas.
    Having a clear understanding of our assets, content and core strengths.
  • Positivity:  the attitude to make great things happen.
    Have the confidence to fix what’s wrong and celebrate what’s right.
  • Respect:  treat everyone as you would expect to be treated.
    Keep our commitment to our customers, our colleagues and ourselves.
  • Enjoyment: enjoy what we do.
    Love our work and let that passion show in every title we publish.

Our Ambition

  • To be recognised as creative pioneers in the global book market.

  • To deliver excellence and be the envy of our competitors.

  • To invest and innovate to stay ahead in a changing world.

  • To train and retain the best people to share in our success.

  • To be the best communicators to each other and to the world.