Senior Designer/Design Manager (FTC), Penguin Random House Children's

Puffin is home to so many imaginative and best-selling authors and illustrators. Our designers work on a huge range of different books but what they all have in common is clever creativity and outstanding design. Our brilliant designers look after some of the very best authors, illustrators, classic characters and brands in children’s publishing alongside finding and nurturing new talent. 


We are looking for a talented and highly creative Senior Designer/Design Manager (dependent on experience) to join the Puffin Picture Books & Illustrated Non-Fiction team on a fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave (until approx. Jan 2022).


We want an experienced designer with exceptional type and layout skills to take ownership and responsibility for leading the design of titles and series from concept to finished product, working on strategy and managing book schedules and budgets. 


You'll have experience of collaborating with authors, illustrators, editors, production colleagues and other designers to create must have packages. You will be organised and a good clear communicator, but above all we are looking for a great, proactive designer, who is bursting with commercial ideas and has the skills to make them happen.


You’ll be a fluent user of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, with the ability to manage multiple projects and work to a deadline.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to further their career in children’s book design. It’s a great time to join Puffin, so if this is you please apply with your CV, a PDF containing three examples of your design work that you're most proud of and a short cover letter which tells us why this role caught your eye.


The closing date for this opportunity is midnight on Sunday 27th September 2020.


This role is based at our new Embassy Gardens office in Nine Elms, Vauxhall (SW11 7BW).


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.

We partner with The Book Trade Charity, who provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

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


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: SW11 7BW 

Job ID: 98763

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London, LND, GB, SW11 7BW

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