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Senior Designer, Maternity Contract

Macmillan Children's Books

Macmillan Children’s Books is a division of Pan Macmillan and is one of the UK’s leading children’s publishers, creating great stories for all ages for over 150 years.

Macmillan Children’s Books is looking to recruit a Senior Designer on a fixed term maternity cover contract to join our dynamic and successful Design team.

The successful candidate will have the amazing opportunity of working on a list that includes some of today’s bestselling and award-winning authors and illustrators, including: Julia Donaldson, Rod Campbell, Emily Gravett, Lydia Monks, Chris Riddell and Axel Scheffler. This is a really exciting opportunity to work on a wide range of creative projects.

Key tasks of the role will include but are not limited to:

Designing books, insides and related packaging for the Picture and Gift Books list

Designing and completing concepts, roughs and highly finished visuals

Building close-working relationships with external designers and illustrators.

Commissioning and art-directing illustration, photography and picture research as appropriate to each project.

Known for our quality of content, illustration and design, Macmillan Children’s Books is an energetic and dynamic team publishing the best children’s books for the international marketplace.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of designing and project managing books, marketing and sales material and related packaging for picture books and gift books. The ideal candidate will preferably have a BA(Hons) degree in Graphic Design, or the equivalent professional experience.

This role will be part time, 3 days per week, on a fixed term contract for one year. 

The position is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London moving to stunning new offices in Farringdon by the end of the year.

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/004/19 via email to

Please note that all personal information which we process in connection with your application will be treated in accordance with our Recruitment Privacy Notice available here: Please read our Recruitment Privacy Notice before submitting your application

Closing date: 7th April 2019 

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

Senior Designer, Maternity Contract

Pan Macmillan, London
Contract, Full-time
Children's Publishing, Publisher