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Junior Designer

£24,000 – £26,000
Full Time
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Job Description

Who we are and what we do:

At Octopus we publish books for everyone. We love to enlighten, nourish, entertain and most of all inspire readers and listeners everywhere.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplined team responsible for a wide variety of publishing. You’d be working in a creative and dynamic environment, utilising a wide variety of essential design skills to reach the widest possible readership.

What you’ll be doing:

Working across illustrated and narrative titles the role will include coordinating design work for both frontlist and backlist titles; managing and producing contracts and invoices; and producing sales and marketing material.

Who we’re looking for:

You’ll need to be passionate about Illustrated and Non-Fiction books with a desire to create design excellence that enhances our broad list of titles and speaks to our diverse readership.

Skills required:

• Able to deliver high-quality design across a varied range of subject areas, markets and products

• Good organisational and planning skills

• Able to balance creative needs with requirements of deadlines and budgets

• Able to work successfully in a team

• Some knowledge of pre-press and printing procedures

• Expert Mac user with knowledge/experience of relevant software

You’ll need to be:

• Flexible and highly motivated

• Organised

• Commercially aware

• Able to build relationships

• Able to work collaboratively as part of a team

• Able to prioritise and multi-task

• Adaptable in a busy environment

What we offer:

Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 25 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 volunteer days per year to use at your charity of choice, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!

The role will be based at our London office, Carmelite House, with a blend of in-office (3 days) and homeworking (2 days) per week.

Our Commitment:

Octopus employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds. If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.