Artworker / Junior Designer
Independent Publisher Pushkin Press is looking for an Artworker or Junior Designer with at least two years of in-house experience to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to join our friendly Production department, working across both the Adult and the Children’s lists to provide technical expertise in preparing artwork for print and digital. We see this as a full-time role, but we would be open to discussing a part-time role for the right candidate.
Reporting to our Art Director, you will be supporting our Production department to help deliver market-leading cover designs and marketing materials for our books. You will be adapting existing designs into multiple formats, preparing layouts and cover proofs for circulation, taking in corrections and supplying files to production amongst many other tasks as directed.
Full jacket artwork creation; series-style artwork; second format adapts; reprints; picture research; marketing bound proof and marketing materials including POS and digital graphics; buy-in artwork; creation of marketing pack shots; sales catalogues.
We are looking for a skilled Artworker or Junior Designer with proven experience in book print publishing, with a portfolio of work that demonstrates all your design talents. You should have a keen interest in working across all areas of book design production and have a meticulous eye for detail. You will possess great communication skills and enjoy working as part of a small and ambitious team. Strong Adobe Creative Suite skills and an established knowledge of print and digital reproduction know-how is essential. Animation experience is a bonus!
The role will be based at our office in Somerset House in central London. We are currently working to a hybrid home/office model, with Tuesday – Thursday office days for all full-time staff. Our working day is 9.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday with flexible working by arrangement. Benefits include 20 days holiday (rising to 25 days with length of service) plus bank holidays, pension, discounts at Somerset House (including London Original Print Fair and Photo London) and optional remote working throughout the month of August.
Pushkin strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know of any reasonable adjustments you may require when attending an interview.
Salary range: £27,000+, depending on experience. NB: This is not an entry-level position.
If you are interested in this role, please apply with your CV, portfolio and a detailed cover letter explaining why you’d like to work at Pushkin Press to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is 25th June 2023.
Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again. Founded in 1997, our list encompasses novels, non-fiction, crime, children’s books – everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary. We publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed and brilliant authors, including Stefan Zweig, Antal Szerb and Gaito Gazdanov, as well as award-winning current writers like the Dorthe Nors, Benjamín Labatut, Deesha Philyaw and David Diop