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Junior Designer, Autumn

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

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

General Summary

Are you searching for an exciting entry-level design opportunity in the publishing industry? Look no further! We’re seeking a dynamic, creative and passionate candidate to join our wonderful Autumn Publishing team as a junior designer.

Based in rural Sywell in Northamptonshire, the successful candidate will be responsible for a wide range of titles across the Autumn list, working on a vast range of different book formats from concept stage right through to publication.

This is THE perfect position for a candidate looking to get into the industry and fast-track their skills and experience, all while having a great time working with our friendly team on our brilliant books!

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.
  • Source illustrators and create artwork briefs
  • 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 Autumn books are produced to house design style and fulfil the in-house creative brief


  • Project-manage books in partnership with an editorial partner, 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
  • 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 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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