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Senior Designer, Puffin Fiction (FTC)

The Penguin Random House Children’s team are looking for a talented, highly creative and experienced Senior Designer to join the Puffin Fiction design team on a fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave (approx 10-12 months). This role will be based at our new office in Nine Elms, SW London.

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the biggest names in children’s fiction across all genres. Stand-out design is core to our success, ensuring that each book has its best possible cover to reach its widest possible audience.

A passion for fiction design, with exceptional type skills and a nose for unearthing new illustrator talent are essential, alongside the ability to convert these into exciting, clever cover concepts and packages. You will be responsible for producing work on schedule and to budget, while working with colleagues across the division to deliver industry-leading packages.


The successful candidate will be an organised, collaborative and experienced publishing designer.

If this is you, please apply with a short letter which tells us why this role caught your eye, your CV and a small selection of your most creative work.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 22nd June 2020.

What you can expect from us:

Our employees are the heart of our business. We have a range of benefits to reflect our commitment to our employees, some of which are:

•    25 days paid holiday entitlement in year one, plus bank holidays
•    Medical cover
•    Life assurance
•    Cycle to Work scheme
•    Discounted gym membership
•    Personal Learning Allowance
•    Generous pension scheme
•    Summer working hours (role dependent) 
•    Volunteering policy and charity matching
•    Employee Assistance programme
•    Mentoring programme
•    Extended Parental Leave policy 
•    60% Discount on Company books
•    Each site has trained mental health first aiders 
•    We plant a tree for every new employee to our business 

Our creativity is inspired by different perspectives, so we want our culture to be one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated.

Please note, we are not able to accept agency CVs for this role. Any CVs sent speculatively will not be eligible for a fee. 

Senior Designer, Puffin Fiction (FTC)

Penguin Random House Group, London
Full-time, Maternity Cover
Children's Publishing, Publisher
Production, Design