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  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • London

Job title: Designer

Reports to: Art Director

Location: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London

Working pattern: Flexible remote working up to three days per week

Imprint: Group

Department: Design

Salary range: £25,000 - £32,000 depending on experience

General Summary

Bonnier Books UK is looking for two book cover designers to join its award-winning design team, creating high impact book covers across its growing adult and children’s lists.

This is the ideal opportunity for a creative with two years of book cover design looking to progress and build their portfolio and skills working across a broad range of genres, in a stimulating and supportive environment.

Designer #1 will have a good market knowledge of adult trade publishing, with an interest in adult non-fiction, from commercial to more literary, including celebrity publishing.

Designer #2 will have a good market knowledge of commercial children’s fiction from middle-grade to young adult, and cross-over.

As well as having a strong interest in design, typography, image and illustration, you will have solid organisation skills, including the ability to maintain schedules and meet deadlines. You will also be a clear communicator, as the role will require liaising closely with the editorial, sales and production teams to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard.

A strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite is essential.

Positive and pro-active in approach, you will enjoy working as part of a close-knit team. In return, we offer the opportunity to join a modern, vibrant and ambitious publisher, with fantastic benefits.

Key responsibilities

  • Designing high impact book covers to brief and across a broad range of lists and genres, including adult and children’s
  • Being aware of market trends in various genres and being prepared to break the mould and push boundaries with designs
  • Liaising with the creative studio manager and other departments including editorial, production, and sales to ensure that projects are delivered on time and to the highest standard
  • Ensuring cover artwork is press ready and supplied according to printer specification
  • Presenting your covers in team meetings
  • Supporting the team with general administration as required

Work with great people

Shane Hegarty
Head of Operations
"From my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done — which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company."
Nick Stearn
Art Director
"My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: "'Wow, this company is so different." It acts in a different way, it has energy, it's exciting."
Blanche Carballo
Audience Development Lead
"I’m glad to work with amazing people each day, and to know that my ideas are heard. It’s exciting to be part of a company that has ambition and wants to make an impact in everything it does."

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications and experience

  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a design role in publishing, ideally with experience designing covers for children’s lists
  • A positive team player with a pro-active approach
  • A clear communicator, capable of working effectively with various teams and functions across the business
  • Good organisation skills with the ability to maintain schedules and meet deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite / Cloud

Please include a portfolio PDF when you apply.

If you are interested in this role, please apply via our website. We look forward in hearing from you.

Bonnier Books UK is committed to building a diverse workforce through positive action. Currently, Black, Asian and Multi-Ethnic employees are under-represented in our workforce and we actively encourage applicants from these groups. For further information, please read our Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan here.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Working with a team of passionate, talented people

  • Internal learning and development programmes

  • Career Development opportunities

  • Fun social events

About the company

At Bonnier Books UK, we believe that every book matters. We love to publish stories and content that open our eyes to new perspectives and bring us closer together. We offer a nurturing home for our authors, illustrators and brand partners, publishing bestselling books for readers and listeners everywhere. We know that fantastic stories can come from anywhere and our purpose is to bring them to as wide an audience as possible, a simple ethos that has led to us becoming one of the country’s leading publishers.

The offspring of Bonnier Books, a family-owned top-15 world publisher headquartered in Sweden, we are inspired by a rich literary heritage but not bound by convention. We think in generations rather than quarters, and strive always to operate in an open, curious way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people. As a climate-neutral publisher we are an active participant in the Science Based Target initiative, committed to a strategy to limit global warming to 1.5 °C.

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