Job advertisement: Inis Magazine Reviews Editors

Children’s Books Ireland is seeking three highly organised reviews editors to join our team on a to oversee the growth of our flagship publication Inis magazine.


Children’s Books Ireland’s vision is an Ireland in which books are central to every child’s life and where meaningful engagement with books is supported by passionate and informed adults in families, schools, libraries and communities across Ireland. Children’s Books Ireland is a registered charity.

Children’s Books Ireland delivers numerous projects that bring the joy of reading to children all over the island of Ireland including Laureate na nÓg (the children’s literature laureate), the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards, Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinics, this magazine and an annual reading guide, an annual conference and various book-gifting schemes which ensure that children and young people in areas of need have access to books. We work with a number of corporate partners, and have ongoing strategic partnerships with RTÉjr and WH Smith. Children’s Books Ireland is the go-to organisation for children’s book coverage across various media. For more information, see


Inis magazine, in print and online, is the most important record of the development of Irish children’s literature. It is a rare source of regular review for Irish authors, illustrators and publishers and Irish-language texts and as such it is vital for the promotion of Irish works for young audiences and for the career development of Irish artists. It has documented the growth and status of children’s literature studies as an academic discipline. Children’s Books Ireland publishes Inis three times a year (January, April, July) in print. Online reviews are regularly uploaded, editors are asked to tag reviews by relevant theme, aiding the production of themed reading lists for continuous release throughout the year. Each issue contains an Irish-langauge feature.


There are currently three roles available; Reviews Editor (0–9, to include poetry and non-fiction for this age bracket); Reviews Editor (10–YA, to include poetry and non-fiction for this age bracket); and Irish Language Reviews Editor (0–YA, poetry, non-fiction and the commissioning and editing of three Irish language articles, one per print issue). For more information about the magazine and back issues, see

Download the full job spec here.

To apply: email cover letter and CV to, with INIS in the subject line, before 4pm on Friday 13th March 2020. Children’s Books Ireland is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants should note that interviews will be held the week commencing 16th March 2020. Position may be offered subject to reference checks.