Bonnier Books UK


Job Added: 05 June 2019
Applications Close: 21 June 2019
Level: Mid-Weight
Contract: Full Time
Based: London
Salary: £22,000 to £24,000

Bonnier Books UK is looking for a designer to join the team working across its adult non-fiction list, designing high impact book covers that are both compelling and competitive for the market.

The designer will work across four adult non-fiction imprints; Blink Publishing, John Blake Publishing, 535 and Lagom, each with an ever-expanding list of award-winning and bestselling titles. Bonnier Books UK publishes a diverse range of titles covering every corner of the non-fiction market; including celebrity autobiographies (Lily Allen, Gary Barlow and Roger Daltrey), compelling narrative non-fiction (Denise Fergus' bestseller I Let Him Go) and hilarious gift books (Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards).

The ideal candidate will possess excellent design skills and typographic knowledge.

Essential Job Functions/Role Responsibilities

  • Designing book covers for popular culture titles, responding to jacket design briefs from
  • editorial and liaising with sales and marketing teams.
  • Ensuring cover artwork is press ready and supplied according to printer specification.
  • Responding to queries and checks for covers and implementing any mid-edition changes or updates.
  • Keeping up-to-date with current trends in book cover design.

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in the publishing industry, preferably in adult non-fiction.
  • Excellent design skills, a high level of proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, as well as typographic knowledge.
  • A qualification in graphic design.
  • Practical knowledge of pre-press colour management issues.
  • Knowledge and interest in book cover design.
  • Organised with the ability to prioritise, manage multiple deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment.

Salary dependent on experience.

How to apply

Please include a portfolio PDF when you apply.