Witney, Oxfordshire
Competitive salary
12 August 2019
09 September 2019
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Competitive salary 35 hours per week Permanent Witney

We are looking to recruit a diligent and highly creative individual to join our Education Design department who, under the supervision of the Design Manager, will undertake responsibility for general daily design work, communicating with freelancer designers, typesetting and packaging of files for production to develop designs for our key in-house projects.

Main responsibilities will include design development, file preparation, organising reprint schedules in conjunction with the production department, illustration and picture research and effective file management as well as maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of design practice.

A degree in Graphic Design with demonstrable design experience is essential, with previous experience in a publishing role, alongside a portfolio that demonstrates excellent design and/or creative art working skills. A working understanding and competency in the use of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to an advanced level is also essential. General experience of Microsoft Office and editorial proofing with excellent written, verbal and organisational skills accompanied by good attention to detail are also a requirement.

This is a position suitable for an enthusiastic and creative individual with the relevant flair and experience and a hardworking but flexible and adaptable approach.

Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, working with thousands of schools in the UK and Ireland every year to inspire children to read for pleasure through its Book Fairs and Book Clubs programmes. Scholastic provides award-winning books and resources to support teachers through its educational publishing arm.

If you would like to apply, please send your CV along with a covering letter and selected samples from your portfolio (no more than two pages) quoting job reference number 27.19 via the Apply button. Please state your salary expectations.

We are an inclusive organisation and actively promote equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates.

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