Junior Designer, HQM&B and Pavilion

HarperCollins Publishers

Employment Type Full time
Location Hybrid · London, City of, UK
Salary £27,600 (GBP)
Team HQ, Mills & Boon, and Pavilion
Seniority Junior
  • Closing: 11:55pm, 4th Apr 2024 BST

Perks and benefits

Work from home option
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

8.67 (23993)

Job Description

This is a junior position within the Design team for the imprint HQM&B. We are looking for someone with knowledge of design systems who is keen to take on a position in which they can learn and grow. The Junior Designer will be responsible for creating marketing assets including animations, proof design across all imprints and helping design covers for Mills & Boon. We are open to those with some design experience or those looking for their first role in this field of publishing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Designing marketing assets; social media posts, website design and animations, for the team to use in sales and marketing

  • Creating new, innovative and fresh cover designs for Mills & Boon.

  • Liaise with your line manager regarding deadlines and artwork approval.

  • Adhere to brand guidelines.

  • Ensuring all picture permission are cleared on time and within budget.

Experience and Skills Required

  • After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator are all essential

  • A Design Degree / course/ some experience

  • Experience in cover design or packaging desirable but not necessary

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to carry out picture research and clearing of images

  • A love of design and books

  • Ability to multitask, work on own initiative and keep to deadlines.

  • Attention to detail

  • Team player


  • Hybrid working model (3 days in the office)

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days) 

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance 

  • Summer Hours  

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal 

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme 

  • Relocation Rent Support Loan  

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC 

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes 

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers 

  • Gym membership discount 

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only) 

  • Charitable donation matching and  2 volunteering days 

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company 

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books 

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts 

  • Onsite prayer room 

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships or entry level positions. For more information visit  https://www.btbs.org/

If you wish to discuss anything regarding this position and/or your application to this role, please reach out directly to recruitment@harpercollins.co.uk with subject heading ‘Vacancy Query’ plus the job title and we will aim to get back to you within 5 working days.

Please note, if you are interested in the role you would need to submit your application via Applied. We do not accept email applications.

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Thu 4th Apr 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Thu 4th Apr 2024