Nosy Crow is hiring!
We are using our success over our first three-and-a-half years to trading to grow fast. We are increasing the number of books we publish and branching out into new areas. We are keen to find the best people to join our design team. We have two roles to fill, and we could fill them in different ways, depending on the abilities and experience of the individuals who catch our eye. We’re looking for design talent at Senior Designer, Designer or Junior Designer level: we want to find the right individuals and we are flexible about their level of experience. We need creative, technically skilled people with experience of designing children’s full-colour books, whether picture books, novelty or trade non-fiction and of working closely with illustrators.
These are full-time roles and the successful applicant will be based in the London office of Nosy Crow in Borough (near London Bridge, Borough and Southwark tube stations, and 15 minutes’ walk from Waterloo).
Candidates will have the right to live and work in the UK and will have an absolute minimum of one year’s experience (but more is very, very welcome, and essential if you want one of the more senior roles) in graphic design, mostly, if not exclusively, in children’s publishing, and will have worked on picture books, novelty titles or trade non-fiction if not a combination of more than one of them. Proficiency in Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator programmes, excellent proven book design and typographic skills, and an understanding and love of children’s books and children’s book illustration are essential. We’re also looking for good written and spoken communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently to a deadline.
The successful candidates will manage illustrated book projects from initial layouts all the way through to production, supporting the illustrator or the author/illustrator throughout the creative process. The designer will report to the Head of Design but will work closely with other members of the Nosy Crow team, particularly the editorial staff, to produce child-focused, parent-friendly, high-quality books.
We are still a small, close team here at The Crow’s Nest working in a friendly, highly creative and professional environment and we need team players who are willing to muck in, particularly during busy times.
If you would like to apply for a role, please send a CV and application letter, along with digital samples of your design work, to Stephanie Amster via email ([email protected]).
The closing date for applications is 28 September 2014 at midnight (UK time).
Oh, and in the meantime, while we’re waiting, we are looking for experienced freelancers to work with us for a few months. You need to be available to come into our office in Borough for 3 days per week (though we can be flexible and spread that time across 5 school days if that works better for you). We are looking for freelancers with experience in children’s book design who have worked on picture books, novelty titles or trade non-fiction if not a combination of more than one of them.
If you have the right experience and you are available, please write with a CV to [email protected].