Job Title: Senior Designer
Company: Magic Cat Publishing
Location: Bethnal Green, London (flexi-working)
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience
Is the role permanent? Yes
Is the role full-time? Yes
To apply: Please send a CV and design portfolio to Nicola Price, art director [email protected]
Closing date: 21 January 2022

Job description

Would you like to turn ideas that matter into bestselling books?

Magic Cat Publishing are looking to expand their team with a senior designer.

We are an award-winning new children’s indie making waves across the industry – and we are excited to be growing our outstanding creative team with this role.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Managing the development of content-rich book layouts from conception to delivery under the Art Director’s guidance.
  • Working closely with Editorial to make books that are original, engaging and commercial.
  • Finding illustration talent for the list and directing illustrators to bring the best out of their work.
  • Creating outstanding cover designs that get noticed.
  • Building on existing Magic Cat brands, utilising the backlist, and creating unique new products.
  • Arranging titles for print and overseeing sign off and proof stages.
  • Designing pitch materials for new projects.
  • Monitoring and manage the workflow of deliverables and files with a small number of freelancers, as well as co-edition partners.


  • Proficient in Abode InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.
  • Confidence to communicate visual opinions and ideas within the creative team.
  • A can-do attitude with the ability to be agile and responsive to a variety of tasks.
  • Capability and flexibility to prioritise and multitask effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and carefully manage your workload and deadlines.
  • At least 3 years prior publishing experience