Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

Senior Designer

Based: London
Level: Senior, Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 18 August 2018
Website: bloomsbury.com
Job Listing Added: 30 July 2018

Senior Fiction Designer, Bloomsbury Children’s Books


The opportunity


Bloomsbury (IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year 2018) are looking to recruit a Senior Fiction Designer.
We are looking for a highly creative, enthusiastic, passionate individual who shares our commitment to making the very best books for children of all ages to join our fiction design team. Our outstanding, award-winning, bestselling list ranges from young fiction to YA,
and we pride ourselves on our high-quality design. The Senior Fiction Designer will be
a versatile professional with good breadth of experience, equally able to find and commission illustrators for young fiction, design mono and colour interior layouts and create cover concepts for series and standalone titles.

Working closely with the publishing director, creative director and editorial team, you will develop and oversee projects from initial concepts to final print ready files, delivering strong, innovative and market appropriate designs, and always maintaining the quality and integrity of our publishing.


The role


• Managing and delivering designs across the full breadth of our fiction publishing
• Ensuring projects are delivered on schedule and to budget
• Working within a team – with shared objectives of delivering growth through quality publishing
• Briefing and managing freelance designers
• Working closely with other departments, particularly editorial and production, to create the smoothest workflow and the best books
• Maintaining excellent relationships with illustrators, agents and external stakeholders


Skills, knowledge and experience


• Senior Designer or Designer with a minimum of 5 years graphic design experience preferably in children’s publishing
• Proficient in all creative suite programmes, in-design, photo-shop and illustrator
• Able to supply files for repro and print
• Solid experience of printing processes
• Strong, clear, confident communicator
• Good market knowledge and awareness of current and up-and-coming illustrators
• Practical, highly organised and ambitious to deliver the very best results
• Committed to maintaining our high standards of quality and integrity as we continue to plan and deliver growth – and to making the right decisions


This role is based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, W1B 3DP.

How to Apply

To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role, examples of your design work, and salary expectations to
[email protected]
Please note in the subject line: Senior Fiction Designer, Children’s Books CJ 1508 The closing date for this role is 15th August 2018.