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Marketing Designer (1 year FTC)

Are you a creative designer with a passion for books? We’re looking for a designer to join our award-winning marketing team Hodder & Stoughton on a fixed one year contract.

What you’ll be doing

As the sole designer within the marketing team, you will drive and deliver creative, effective print and digital design to support the broader creative strategy for each book and author. From creating proof covers and social media assets to advertising visuals, point of sale and animations, you will ensure that all digital and print design generates the right audience response.

Who we are looking for

You will be a self-motivator, able to originate your own ideas as well adapt other designers’ artwork.  We’re looking for a talented individual who is highly organised and able to juggle a busy workload and work to very tight deadlines.  The ideal candidate will have creative flair, energy, and a demonstrable passion for creating designs that stand out and engage.  Experience of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is essential. Knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash desirable. 

What we offer

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

This role can be based at our London office, or at any of our new regional offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle, or Sheffield, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Who we are and what we do

Hodder & Stoughton is an award-winning publisher within Hachette UK, one of the UK’s biggest publishing groups. For over 150 years, we have been one of Britain’s leading publishers of fiction and non-fiction and are renowned for passion, quality and delivering bestselling books in many different formats.

We work with authors across all genres and are the proud publishers of many international bestselling authors, including John Grisham, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, David Nicholls, David Mitchell, Mike Gayle, Ella Mills and Gordon Ramsay.

Our award-winning marketing team has a proud track record of creating high-impact, creative, sales-driving campaigns to help bring our books to readers.

Our Commitment

Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.

If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit

Marketing Designer (1 year FTC)

Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, London | Edinburgh | Newcastle upon Tyne | Sheffield
Contract, Full-time
Administration, Publishing, Production, Marketing, Communications, Design, Business Development
Marketing Designer (1 year FTC)
Salary description: 
£25,000 - £30,000, dependent on experience and location (+bonus + benefits)

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Experience of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is essential. Knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash desirable.