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SENIOR DESIGNER – Maternity cover 12 months Fixed Term Contract

SENIOR DESIGNER – Maternity cover 12 months Fixed Term Contract Closing date: 31/07/2019 

Company: Simon & Schuster UK

Location: London (Central)

Type: Senior Designer – Adult Art

Salary Description: Competitive, Bonus & Benefits 

Reference: S&S UK CDESIGN  


Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers with a strong UK presence.  Our fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Nicci French, Kathy Reichs and Graham Swift.  Our non-fiction list ranges from number one bestsellers Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Rupi Kaur’s The Sun and Her Flowers, John Nichol’s Spitfire, Laura Bates, Benjamin Zephaniah and Walter Isaacson.

Our children’s list is one of the fastest growing and most innovative children’s lists in the UK, with bestselling brand authors Cassandra Clare, Danny Wallace, Rachel Renee Russell and Ben Miller. Stars on the picture book list include the Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, award-winner Benji Davies and bestselling picture books by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, and Sara Ogilvie.  

Simon & Schuster UK also represent a number of well-respected, eclectic and successful publishers, which include Elliot & Thompson, Rebellion, Black Library, Andrews McMeel, Viz Media, National Geographic Adult, Boom! Studios, Inner Traditions, Gallup Press and Orenda Books.  

Job Profile: 

We are looking for a Senior Designer to join our friendly in-house Adult Art team for a year's maternity cover.  The role will take ownership of the design process from start to finish creating the highest quality design work within agreed briefs, budgets and schedules.

The job offers a great opportunity to work across different genres – from crime and thrillers, women’s fiction and literary, to biography, current affairs, history and sport.

The Role: 

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Designer who is highly talented and versatile to become a key member of the fast paced design team as well as a member of our high calibre Adult Publishing Division, taking our print and digital jackets to the next level.

This role will suit an established and proactive designer with keen ambition to develop an author’s jackets, to take ownership of our major brands, with the credibility to challenge trends and whose contribution can ensure Simon & Schuster UK become market leaders in both the print and digital design arena.

The Candidate Profile:  

You will be central to the growth of the Division.  Your creative instincts and design skills to produce jackets of bestsellers will mean that you are already a recognised presence within publishing.

A strong awareness of current trends is essential as well as excellent design skills and creativity and innovation. Good communication skills are a must as the role involves working directly with the editorial and sales teams, commissioning illustrators, photographers and freelance designers.

Contact Details:

Please apply by email to attaching your CV, covering letter with details of your current salary and expectations.

Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

SENIOR DESIGNER – Maternity cover 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Contract, Full-time, Maternity Contract, Maternity Cover, Permanent
Publishing Support, Design, Project Management