Senior Designer (Picture Book)
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and creative Senior Picture Book Designer to join our team working on the Picture Book and Gift List.
You will be responsible for developing appropriately targeted picture books for children, from concept to production and delivery, on time and within a set budget. You’ll also be a champion of the picture book and gift list, identifying and bringing new talent to the list.
We’re looking for someone who has extensive current/recent experience of working in design within the picture book and gift list, at a minimum of designer level. Previous experience of commissioning illustrators either directly or via agents and delivering clear commercial briefs and art direction for all areas of the market, including commissioning both cover illustrations and internal illustrations for integrated picture book texts, is important. As is, negotiating contracts with external contributors and ensuring final files are delivered on time and on budget.
In addition you’ll need relevant consumer, trend and market awareness in order to help develop new commercial concepts. Excellent communication and presentation skills – including the ability to present design concepts, approaches and work in progress to various internal and external stakeholders.
If you have all of these skills and qualities, then we would love to hear from you.
The role is based in our offices near Latimer Road/Shepherd’s Bush tube stations in West 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, Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Jim Smith, Julia Donaldson, Tintin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Thomas & Friends, 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 the role you wish to apply for and this will navigate you through to our Careers site. Then click on the Apply Now button and follow the instructions to complete and submit the relevant application forms.
Please note that we do not accept CV’s.
Closing date: 25th February 2019
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