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Junior Designer, Licensing

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

Job title: Junior Designer
Location: Sywell
Working pattern: Flexible, hybrid – 2 days per week in the office and 3 days per week at home
Department: Publishing

General Summary

We’re looking for a junior designer to project-manage and creatively guide the creation of books within the licensing team, making sure all books are produced to the design quality and technical accuracy required, and on schedule.

Key responsibilities


  • Creatively guide and coordinate the books in line with the creative briefs, making sure all files are coordinated through the correct design approval workflow for the team.
  • Research, brief, layout, art edit and sign-off on a wide range of books across different formats and novelties to make the best product possible.
  • Work with Licensor assets, adhering to relevant style guides
  • Make sure all files are to the technical accuracy required and to the design quality during all stages – final files, plotter and advance stages.
  • Make sure all Igloo books are produced to house design style and fulfil the in-house creative brief.


  • Project-manage books in partnership with their ‘publishing partner’ within the allocated team, making sure key milestones are kept to and final files are supplied on time.
  • Project-manage a range of books, of the appropriate number and complexity.
  • Liaise and manage 3rd-party contributors, including packagers, illustrators and other freelance agents that are needed to create a project.
  • Liaise with Licensors and use Licensor systems, as appropriate
  • Problem-solve and/or escalate problems in the correct manner and in good time to allow schedules to be hit.
  • All other adhoc duties as assigned

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

  • Good technical skills on key software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Good people management and project management skills
  • Good problem-solving and communication skills
  • A dynamic, proactive team player

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.

Hayley Hale | Contact Person

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