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Artworker, Special Interest

Bloomsbury Special Interest are looking to recruit an Artworker.

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative artworker to work across the numerous Bloomsbury Special Interest Non-fiction imprints including Sigma (popular science), Green Tree (Health and Wellness), Bloomsbury Sport, Bloomsbury Continuum (Politics, Religion, Philosophy), Bloomsbury Wildlife, Conway and Reeds (Nautical) Bloomsbury Business and Herbert Press (Craft and Art) 

The role

  • As an artworker, you’ll be using Adobe CS to generate final artwork for reprints and preparing covers for press for our frontlist titles. You will thrive within a busy and fast-moving environment and channel your unbridled passion for creative imagery into tasks such as rebranding and designing back covers. 
  • Some artwork experience in design within the publishing industry would be an advantage, but is not essential. To be successful, you’ll need great organisation skills with the ability to jump between projects as necessary.

Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Ability to liaise with editors, and other members of the team and department.
  • Highly proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Able to supply files for repro and print
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Proactive, independent and able to work to proscribed deadlines and schedules.
  • An interest in entering the publishing industry within the design environment

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position

Salary Pay Point: £27,000

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are Monday and Tuesday.

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 14th April 2024.

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Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday

Other Benefits

  • Two paid Personal Wellness Days
  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 30 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Share save Scheme
  • AXA Healthcare Plan (Private Medical Insurance)
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom (BAME), Accessibility, Mental Health, Pride, and Parents, Guardians and Carers, Multi-Faith) and 21 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here: 

The Company

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began. 

 Bloomsbury is committed to creating a working environment that stimulates creativity and collaboration, is respectful of difference, is inclusive and ethical in its practice, and promotes well-being. We are determined to nurture and develop our employees to reach their highest potential, and we know that our success is down to the passion, commitment and hard work of our talented people. We recognise the urgent need to attract and support applicants from all backgrounds and identities to become part of the global publishing industry, allowing diverse voices to reflect and shape our culture and society.

Please read more on our Missions and Values here.

Please read our environmental policy here.

Artworker, Special Interest

Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Publishing, Communications, Design
Artworker, Special Interest
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Ability to liaise with editors, and other members of the team and department. Highly proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Able to supply files for repro and print