Location: London (Central)
Type: Adult Art
Status: 12-month Fixed Term Contract, Maternity Cover
Salary Description: Competitive plus Benefits
Simon & Schuster is one of the most successful global publishers in the world. Our Adult fiction list in the UK includes bestselling authors such as Philippa Gregory, Santa Montefiore, Kathy Reichs, Colleen Hoover, Graham Swift and John Irving. Our Adult non-fiction list ranges from Number One bestsellers Bob Mortimer, Dave Grohl and Rupi Kaur to John Nichol, Laura Bates, Anita Anand and Walter Isaacson.
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books is one of the UK’s most vibrant and fast-growing publishers for young people. Our children’s fiction and YA list features an array of bestsellers and rising stars, from Ben Miller and Adam Silvera to Nadia Shireen, Benjamin Dean, A.F. Steadman and many more, with successful series including Dragon Realm and Dork Diaries. Our picture book list is world-renowned and we are the proud home of the smash-hit Supertato series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet as well as stand-out author-illustrators such as Benji Davies, Tom Percival, Beach and Steve Small.
In addition to publishing a wide mix of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction, and an award-winning children’s list, we also provide sales and distribution services to several award-winning independent Client Publishers from the UK, USA and Australia. These include VIZ Media, Andrews McMeel, National Geographic Adult and Elliott & Thompson.
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Designer to join our fast-paced team on a 12-month fixed term basis. You will be a key part of the design team showcasing your talent and versatility. The role will take ownership of the design process from start to finish, creating the highest quality design work within agreed briefs, budgets and schedules.
The role offers a great opportunity to work across different genres – from crime and thrillers, women’s fiction and literary, to biography, current affairs, history and sport.
Reporting to the Adult Art Director, this role would suit a well-established and proactive designer, with keen ambition to develop an author’s jackets; Take ownership of our major brands, with the credibility to challenge trends and whose contribution can ensure Simon and Schuster UK become market leaders in both the print and digital design arena.
The Candidate Profile:
We are looking for a Senior Designer to be central in the growth of the division. You will have excellent creative instincts and design skills to produce jackets of bestsellers and be established within the publishing; You will have a strong awareness of current trends, which is essential, as well as being innovative.
You will be working directly with editorial and sales teams, commissioning illustrators, photographers, and freelance designers, so good communication skills are key.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a successful and growing publishing house with an impressive list of authors and illustrators across its Adult and Children’s imprints, in a key role within the publishing process.
Simon & Schuster UK is an equal opportunities employer committed to the goal of building a culturally diverse workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.