Job title: Designer, Academic & Professional Production Design
Company: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
Contact details: [email protected] for enquires only
Closing date: 31 July 2022

Job description

The opportunity

We are looking for a Designer to join our busy Academic and Professional Division, which publishes across a range of subjects including Philosophy, Education, Theology, Linguistics, History, Law, Drama, Film and Media, and Fashion.

The role

  • cover design of new titles across selected lists
  • generating final cover artwork (using Adobe CS) for new titles
  • liaising with editorial, marketing and production colleagues, and external suppliers on cover design, status, schedules, and budgets
  • ensure company systems are kept up-to-date with cover data, files and status
  • conduct fortnightly Cover Meeting with title Editors

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • experience working in an academic publishing environment
  • proven technical expertise (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat)
  • experience of managing freelance designers and illustrators
  • excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • the ability to process a large volume of work quickly and accurately
  • a keen eye for detail
  • the confidence to liaise with internal stakeholders and external suppliers

Additional information

The role is a full-time permanent position.

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days for this role are: Wednesday / Thursday

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘URL’ below detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 31st July 2022.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications

Bloomsbury Benefits

As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:

Working Pattern

  • hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)


  • 25 days holiday
  • 3.5 days Christmas company holiday
  • 2 Personal Wellness Days

Other Benefits:

  • Flexible Fridays – take Friday afternoon off by working an additional 3 hours and 45 minutes earlier in the week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Sharesave Scheme
  • In-house Doctor
  • Eyecare Voucher Scheme
  • That Day – access to complementary wellness workshops
  • Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources

For additional benefits see below

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.