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Designer, Hachette Children’s Group

Who we are and what we do

Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK, with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children.  The Group aims to cater for every child, with baby and pre-school books, picture books, gift, fiction, non-fiction, series fiction, books for the school and library market and licensed publishing and comprises the imprints Hodder Children’s Books, Orchard Books, Orion Children’s Books, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Quercus Children’s Books, Pat-a-Cake, Wren & Rook, Franklin Watts and Wayland Books.

Hachette Children’s Group is also the publisher of author Enid Blyton, and the owner of Enid Blyton Entertainment.

What you will be doing

An exciting and uniquely varied opportunity has arisen for a highly creative and organised designer to work across multiple areas of the Hachette Children’s Group. The role will involve creating covers and interiors for children of all ages, taking concepts through to final design, sourcing and commissioning illustrators.

Key duties:

  • Designing books (covers and interiors), and occasional marketing material;
  • Managing scheduling of titles into production, meeting budgets and deadlines;
  • Working closely with the editors and Art Directors in the development of new and existing titles, and taking books from concept through to print ready files

What we are looking for

We are looking for a versatile designer who will enjoy being innovative on our series fiction and in-house creation list as much as working on non-fiction and licensing. The ideal candidate will have creative flair, energy, and a demonstrable passion for making fantastically commercial books. They will have the ability to work effectively across departments, prioritise workloads and collaborate with agents, authors and artists.

Essential Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proven design experience
  • Impressive portfolio
  • Great type skills
  • Strong conceptual thinking
  • Proficient creative software skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Highly organised
  • Great multi-tasker
  • Works well under pressure

What we offer

This is an exciting opportunity for a junior designer who is ready to take the next step up, or a middleweight designer looking for new opportunities. The role is based in our London office on Victoria Embankment.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

To apply: click here

Closing Date: 9th August 2019

Salary: £25,000-£26,500 dependent on experience