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Jobs at Yale


Job Title: Senior Designer, Trade & Academic

Department: Production, Trade & Academic
Reporting to: Head of Editorial Management, Production and Design, Trade & Academic
Permanent Contract
Part Time – 21 hours per week

About Us:
Originally founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1908, Yale University Press publishes serious non-fiction that furthers scholarly investigation, stimulates public debate and enhances cultural life. It is unique in being the only American university press with a full-scale publishing operation in Europe: Yale University Press London has offices in Bloomsbury and produces internationally renowned, distinguished art and general non-fiction books. Our diverse and award-winning trade authors include Francis Spufford, Richard Holloway, A.C. Grayling, Stephen D. King, Geoffrey Parker and Terry Eagleton.

Equal Opportunities:
Yale University Press London is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We value and seek diversity.

Job Profile:
The dynamic Trade & Academic team at Yale University Press London seeks an exceptional Senior Designer to create and manage cover designs across its prize-winning non-Art list, covering History, Current Affairs, Economics, Religion, Popular Science and Literature, among others.
You will deliver innovative, market-leading covers for around 50 books a year, both personally designing jackets and managing freelance providers. You will liaise closely with Commissioning Editors and Sales and Marketing colleagues to achieve optimum, market-focused jackets and materials in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Alongside the Head of Editorial Management, Production and Design, Trade & Academic, you will sign off final jackets and produce print-ready files for our suppliers. The role may also offer the opportunity to design illustrated book internals when required.
With scope to develop and excel, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a small but highly esteemed editorial team working closely with a stable of terrific authors to produce world-class books.

Candidate Profile:
The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience designing books, ideally in a trade publishing environment, a proven track record in delivering high quality covers, and a tried-and-tested roster of freelance contacts.
You will be creative and innovative, able to work to deadlines, and with the ability to originate new concepts and approaches to jacket design and attendant workflows.
You should also be a good team player, willing to work flexibly and collaboratively across the department and the organisation, and have a keen understanding of the commercial environment and marketplace for non-fiction books.
Advanced skills in InDesign and Photoshop are essential.

The Location:
The role will be based at our offices on Bedford Square in Bloomsbury WC1, with convenient access to the Northern and Central lines as well as many bus routes.

Please send your CV, print or digital portfolio, and supporting cover letter (including availability, notice period details and current salary) to:
Robert Owen (Head of People & Office Operations): robert.owen@yaleup.co.uk

Please check ahead if you plan to send a large email attachment.

Closing date: Friday 23rd February 2018 at 5pm