HarperCollins Publisher

Design Intern, HQ

Job Added: 07 February 2019
Applications Close: 15 February 2019
Level: Intern
Contract: Internship
Based: London
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Twitter: @jobsatharper

HarperCollins is one of the UK’s foremost, diverse and innovative global, multi-platform publishers. We publish a wide range of books, from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to block-busting thrillers, fantasy literature and children’s classics and best-selling non-fiction including history, biography, cookery, popular science, reference and education.

Launching in November 2016, HQ is HarperCollins’ newest imprint. HQ publishes a wide-ranging list of fiction and non-fiction, across all formats, including commercial and book club fiction, poetry, memoir, cookery and lifestyle.
HQ is proud to publish, amongst others, bestselling brand authors Adele Parks, Linwood Barclay, BA Paris and Sarah Morgan, and the record-breaking Sunday Times number one bestselling cookery book, BOSH! In a short space of time, HQ has hit bestseller lists and achieved UK sales records.
From discovering and launching debuts, to creating international bestsellers, HQ is not restricted by genre, and prides itself on publishing books that are bold, brave, inclusive and compelling.

Founded in 1908, Mills & Boon is the UK's number 1 publisher of romantic fiction, with a Mills & Boon book sold globally every 4 seconds. Across every romance genre, from historical to contemporary, rom-com to erotica, our compelling, uplifting romances guarantee an instant escape to fantasy worlds, and the heart-warming reassurance of 'happily ever after'. We are proud to publish over 1300 authors, including international chart-topper Nora Roberts, RoNA winner Annie O'Neill and multi-million copy bestseller Sharon Kendrick. Mills & Boon has pioneered opportunities in digital publishing, and was one of the first publishers to embrace ebooks, offering over 17,000 backlist titles and all of its front list in digital, as well as many digital exclusives and innovations.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an organised and proactive individual to join the Harlequin Design team as a Design Intern for 3 months.


Working closely with Art Directors on high profile books from concept to print
Applying style guides
Presentation of work internally
Assist the Design team in all day to day activities within the department

Key Skills/Experience

Keen interest in design
Solid knowledge of Adobe In-design, Photoshop and industry standard design programs
Ability to multitask
Innovative approach to design
Attention to detail
Team player
Able to effectively communicate outside the team
Able to take feedback/direction from others

We’re based in the News Building which we share with our News UK and Dow Jones colleagues in the newly-established London Bridge Quarter, opposite the famous Borough Market. Our new open-plan office has amazing views across London, and includes a variety of break-out areas to aid inspiration and a collaborative approach, a multi-media suite, and a fabulous canteen floor and book shop.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org

Please note: We consider all applicants based on their skills, experience and ability to do the job. We do not unfairly discriminate on the basis of convictions or other personal information. We do require candidates to undergo employment screening in accordance with the relevant local legislation. This will only happen at the point an offer of employment is made.

Overview of HarperCollins

Our mission at HarperCollins is to harness the power of great publishing and to amplify it through world class marketing, global strength, and relentless innovation. We are all working towards the same goal, and we do it guided by what matters most to us. The culture at HarperCollins is defined by our six values, which inform our everyday actions and the way we behave. From Finance to Editorial, our values shape the way we work.

PUTTING OUR AUTHORS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING. Their success is our first concern.
WORKING TOGETHER. Sharing responsibility, helping colleagues, listening well, embracing difference, and enjoying what we do.
LEARNING & ADAPTING. Taking smart risks, learning from experience without blame and being both curious and willing to change.
LOOKING OUT AS WELL AS IN. Understanding the consumer, the marketplace and the competitive environment.
LEADING NOT FOLLOWING. Staying ahead, looking to the future, being bold and always aiming to be the best.
INTEGRITY IN ALL WE DO. Timely, open and honest communication, being fair, principled and respectful.

How to apply

Please apply by emailing your CV, cover letter and link to your portfolio to [email protected]