Story Writer / Narrative Designer

Wonderbly

Remote

Freelance (Ongoing)

Production

Nov 9

YOUR MISSION

Do you have professional experience in writing, narrative design or story making? Would you like to contribute to one of the country’s leading and most innovative publishers? We’re Wonderbly, the 2020 Children’s Publisher of the Year. And we’re looking for experienced story tellers and narrative designers, to help us create even more magical, personalised stories.

At Wonderbly, we do things differently. We conceive, write, illustrate, design and engineer all of our books in house in our London studio. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and we never stop thinking of new ways to create never-seen-before stories which will make children gasp in wonder.

Because we do things in house, we’re always on the lookout for exceptional talent. We always want to meet non-traditional storytellers, who are happy to take a different approach to narrative design. The building blocks of our stories are personalised data - names, dates of birth, likes and dislikes, addresses, appearance - and we use these starting points to design innovative, delightful, magical narratives which are unique to every child.

You might have a traditional writing background, but want to try something new. Or you might already do things a bit differently - in games design, or immersive theatre, or meta-fiction. The only things you must have are a love of children’s literature, and professional, demonstrable experience in a relevant field which you can share with us.

Does this sound like you? If so, do get in touch with a CV, details of relevant experience, and a sample of work. We’d love to hear from you!

ABOUT US

Oh hi! We’re delighted that you’re interested in working with Wonderbly, the UK Children’s Publisher of the Year 2021. Below you’ll find out all about us, our mission and values, and the roles we have open right now.  

Wonderbly is the world’s leading personalised publishing company. We conceive, design, promote, sell, and make wonderful books for wonderful customers all over the world.

Our mission is to make people feel extraordinarily special, and bring them closer to the people they love, through the power of personalised stories. So far we’ve shipped over 7 million books to over 150 countries. We’ve done this in just eight years, and we’re just getting started.

Getting personalised books to all those millions of customers requires a multidisciplinary team. Our wonderful people have experience across editorial design, research, production, software engineering, marketing, e-commerce, data analysis, print-on-demand manufacturing, shipping… the list goes on.

This means that Wonderbly is a collaborative and creative place to work, with lots of opportunities for growth and development across a broad range of skills.

We’re based in London, where we have a gorgeous, light-filled studio for working together. But like many digital-first companies, we have a hybrid operating model, with many colleagues working from home and further afoot much of the time.

Our values

Wonderbly’s values were born from the three qualities at the heart of ‘Lost My Name’ - our original and best-selling personalised children’s book. These values are Courage, Curiosity and Kindness. And although they naturally have a child-friendly ring to them, these are deeply human values that we believe everyone should live by.

Courage means taking calculated risks and trying things that no one else would. It means setting audacious goals, seeing them through, and being willing to be wrong.

Curiosity means investing in learning, never losing sight of the ‘WHY’. Curiosity allows us to ask silly questions, explore our blind spots, and dip into other disciplines for inspiration.

Kindness is at the heart of our culture: it’s no coincidence that deep friendships form here every day. Kindness means making space for one another, inclusivity as standard, and clear, direct communication. It does not mean “good vibes only”: the kindest conversations are often the hardest.

Equal opportunities employer

Our team is committed to providing equal opportunities for employment regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, disability, family structure, socio-economic status, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis (it's the law, but it's also just the right thing to do).

If you have a disability, caring duties, or any other additional needs that require consideration, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them during the application process. 

To see more about our business and products, you can visit us at https://www.Wonderbly.com

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