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Children’s Book Designer - Permanent

We believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our creativity and delivers the best commercial performance.  We are, therefore, seeking applications from high quality people, whose backgrounds, experience and identity broadens and enhances the diversity of our company.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented Designer to join our team working on some of the World’s top brands and licenses for children.

Responsibilities will include designing and developing appropriately targeted books for children that inspire and encourage reading. Designing books to a high standard, on time and to a budget. Commissioning and project managing artists and freelance designers and working closely with the creative team as well as assisting the Art Director.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have experience of working within publishing – preferably with brands and licenses at either a mid-weight level or a junior level wishing to move up to the next stage
• Have a keen awareness of consumer trends in publishing, particularly in brands and licensing
• Be proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, in particular InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
• Be organised, efficient and an excellent communicator with a keen eye for detail
• Be happy to work independently but also collaborate with others and work successfully as part of a larger creative team

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to work alongside Egmont and high-profile licenses, such as Mr. Men, Thomas the Tank Engine, Winnie the Pooh, Minecraft and Roblox. As part of this role, you will also be expected to get involved with creative pitches for new brands and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.

The role is based in our offices near Latimer Road/Shepherd’s Bush tube stations in West London. 

Our company purpose is to make all children proud readers through our broad portfolio of inclusive, child-friendly books and magazines for children and families from all backgrounds, for every interest and reading ability. We are committed to creating opportunities for people from groups traditionally under-represented in publishing.

Egmont is the publisher of some of the world’s leading children’s authors, illustrators and brands including Michael Morpurgo, Andy Stanton, Jim Smith, Julia Donaldson, Tintin, Winnie-the-Pooh, Star Wars, Minecraft, Mr Men, Thomas & Friends, Disney Princess, Toxic and Go Girl to name just a few!  We are also part of the Egmont Group; Europe’s largest children’s publisher telling stories through books, magazines, film, TV, music, games and mobile in 30 countries throughout the world. 

If you would like to join us, please go to our website at to download the relevant application forms.  Please note that we do not accept CV’s.  Completed forms should be sent to:, or posted to: Recruitment, Egmont Publishing, 1 Nicholas Road, London W11 4AN.

Closing date:  Friday 5th July 2019

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The application deadline is 7/5/2019, and we conduct interviews ongoing. Please click the "Apply Now" button to apply for the job. We do not accept applications sent by email.

About Egmont Publishing UK 

Egmont Publishing publishes more than 700 magazines in 30 countries. Besides the core business, Egmont Publishing is building up new growth areas within both marketing services and e-commerce. Egmont Publishing is a part of Egmont - a leading media group in the Nordic region. Egmont is responsible for Nordisk Film and TV 2 in Norway as well as a commercial foundation which generated revenue amounting to EUR 1.5 billion in 2017. We donate EUR 13 million a year to help improve the lives of children and young people.

We bring stories to life.

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