Who we are and what we do
Hachette Children’s Group is one of the largest children’s publishers in the UK with an excellent track record in creating bestselling and award-winning books for children of all ages and interests. Across its imprints, Hachette Children’s Group publishes a diverse range of books to cater for every child, including picture books, fiction, non-fiction and series and licensed publishing. We are the home of award-winning bestsellers such as David Almond, Cressida Cowell, Jessica Townsend, Nadiya Hussain, Patrice Lawrence, Piers Torday, Onjali Q Raúf, Matthew Syed, Juno Dawson, Dermot O’Leary, Lauren Child and Francesca Simon.
What you’ll be doing
Creating marketing materials of the highest quality for the wide range of Hachette Children’s Group titles, reporting to the Group Marketing and Communications Director and part of the marketing team.
This is a uniquely varied role, working with some of the most respected brands, authors and illustrators in the industry and requires working closely with editors and designers to ensure synergies between the printed book and marketing materials. Creative flair on all projects whether big or small is vital.
The job will require working on multiple projects at any one time but typical activities will include: producing new ideas and concepts, working with a wide range of media, including digital, reflective and photographic artwork, visualising and art-working skills, working on layouts, art-working pages and preparing files ready for print, working with the marketing team to deliver the final files to printers or other partners, keeping abreast of relevant software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
Who we’re looking for
You will be an excellent designer and artworker and will have demonstrable creative ability, with good demonstrable experience in marketing design, ideally within the publishing industry.
You will be a fully trained and experienced user of Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign. You will be an excellent communicator and work well under pressure. You will have great attention to detail, a can-do attitude and be able to manage your time and prioritise your workload.
What we offer
We offer a creative and dynamic environment within an enthusiastic and collaborative team. As part of Hachette, you will benefit from an extensive training library and development schemes such as mentoring.
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.