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Marketing Designer

We are looking for a Marketing Designer to join our in-house design team to create impactful and striking consumer-facing campaigns in conjunction with our marketing teams based in the UK and Australia. You will be working with our award-winning book jacket designs and translating them into outstanding, market-leading campaigns, from proof covers to print ads and social media assets.

Global bestselling brands include Harry Potter, Sarah J. Maas, Tom Kerridge and Wisden alongside award-winning writers and illustrators such as Chris Riddell, Kamila Shamsie, Madeline Miller, Jessie Burton and George Saunders. This role reports to the Marketing Designer Manager.

The role

You will design a range of print and digital marketing materials, helping create striking and eye-catching campaigns to drive our books into the hands of readers across the world. Typical jobs include:

  • Design of print materials including outdoor advertising, point-of-sale, proof covers, activity packs and more.
  • Design of digital marketing materials including social media assets, online advertising including banners and animated gifs, activity packs, sales materials and more
  • Creation of motion graphics marketing assets in After Effects, such as cover reveals and book trailers

You will possess an ability to interpret a marketing brief, collaborate with marketers and bring your creative vision to a range of campaigns – from literary fiction to a broad range of non-fiction and children’s books. You will be self-motivated, a good communicator and able to manage your time effectively.

Knowledge, skills and experience - required

  • A portfolio that demonstrates creative flair, versatility, technical skills
  • At least 2 years of proven experience designing for print and digital
  • Solid understanding of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Experience preparing print ready assets
  • Experience creating motions graphics using After Effects

Knowledge, skills and experience - desirable

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Video editing for advertising and social media

Additional information

This is a full-time, permanent position. 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.

Please apply with a CV, portfolio (pdf or hyperlink link to portfolio) and covering letter addressed to Human Resources via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by Sunday 19th February 2023.

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 45 minutes earlier in the week

Season Ticket Loan

Sharesave Scheme

In-house Doctor

Eyecare Voucher Scheme

Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (Bloom, Disability, Mental Health, Pride and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 10 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 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.

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Marketing Designer

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A portfolio that demonstrates creative flair, versatility, technical skills At least 2 years of proven experience designing for print and digital