Job Advert: Managing Editor (part time, 3 days pw)


Scribble is the award-winning children’s imprint of independent publisher Scribe. Our list focuses on picture books of the highest quality.

We’re looking for a part-time (3 days pw) Managing Editor to join our small and innovative team. The role requires a combination of creative editorial and project management skills. You’ll be responsible for overseeing the list and making sure titles are produced to our high standards while on budget and on time, in addition to liaising with authors, illustrators and freelancers as well as our international sales and publishing teams.

An eye for detail is essential, as is strategic and commercial awareness. You will also oversee some projects editorially and there will be an opportunity to play an active part within the team in new-idea discussions, commissioning and acquiring titles. This role would suit someone with a solid editorial background and understanding of the children’s book market. Strong skills in Excel, Word, and InDesign are all required.

Scribble is based in Melbourne but would be open to accommodating applicants keen to work remotely from anywhere in Australia.

Please contact us for a full job description. All applications must include a cover letter and CV. In light of recent circumstances in Victoria, we are extending the application date until 5pm Thursday 6 August. Please email your application to Stephanie Siriwardene (