Fixed Term (12 month contract)
We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance. We are, therefore, seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.
If you are someone who has extensive, current experience of developing and designing picture books for the UK and international markets, we would love to hear from you.
We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented Art Director with ambition and creative vision, to lead our design team, working on the Picture Book and Gift List.
Working closely with the Publisher and Creative Director, the candidate will be a champion of the picture book and gift list, identifying and bringing both new and proven talent to the list. They will have responsibility for planning, directing and leading a team of designers, developing appropriately targeted commercial picture books and gift books for children.
You will need:
- Experience of designing market leading covers.
- Negotiating with and commissioning illustrators, either directly or via agents and delivering clear commercial briefs and art direction for all areas of the market.
- Relevant consumer, trend and market awareness in order to help develop new commercial concepts.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills – being able to present design concepts, approaches and work in progress to various internal and external stakeholders.
The role is based in our offices near Monument tube station in Central London.
Our company purpose is to make all children proud readers through our broad portfolio of inclusive, child-friendly books and magazines for children and families from all backgrounds, for every interest and reading ability. We are committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in publishing.
Egmont is the publisher of some of the world’s leading children’s authors, illustrators and brands including Jim Field, Steven Lenton, Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Jim Smith, Julia Donaldson, Tintin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Disney Princess, Toxic and Go Girl to name just a few! We are also part of the Egmont Group; Europe’s largest children’s publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world.
If you would like to join us, please go to our website at www.egmont.co.uk click on role you wish to apply for and this will navigate you through to our Careers site.
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Please note that we do not accept CV’s.
Closing date: Sunday 26th January 2020
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