Creative Access
Artworker, Special Interest

Artworker, Special Interest

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 14/04/2024
Creative and Design
Permanent position

Closing date: 14th April 2024

Salary: £27,000

Contract: The role is a full-time permanent position


Do you have a passion for design and a keen eye for detail? Join Bloomsbury Special Interest as an artworker!

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative artworker to work across the numerous Bloomsbury Special Interest Non-fiction imprints including Sigma (popular science), Green Tree (Health and Wellness), Bloomsbury Sport, Bloomsbury Continuum (Politics, Religion, Philosophy), Bloomsbury Wildlife, Conway and Reeds (Nautical) Bloomsbury Business and Herbert Press (Craft and Art)


What you'll be doing

  • As an Artworker, you’ll be using Adobe CS to generate final artwork for reprints and preparing covers for press for our frontlist titles. You will thrive within a busy and fast-moving environment and channel your unbridled passion for creative imagery into tasks such as rebranding and designing back covers. 
  • Some artwork experience in design within the publishing industry would be an advantage, but is not essential. To be successful, you’ll need great organisation skills with the ability to jump between projects as necessary.


Knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Ability to liaise with editors, and other members of the team and department.
  • Highly proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Able to supply files for repro and print.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Proactive, independent and able to work to proscribed deadlines and schedules.
  • An interest in entering the publishing industry within the design environment.


Additional information

The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred).  Allocated office days for this role are Monday and Tuesday. 

As an Assistant role, this position is eligible for Bloomsbury’s Rental Deposit Loan Scheme. To assist candidates who want to start and to establish a career in publishing, Bloomsbury offers an interest-free rental deposit to support securing somewhere to live. The rental deposit loan can be up to £3,000 and will be paid back over 2 years.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via clicking the 'Apply' button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 14th April 2024.


Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Bloomsbury reserve the right to close the role early if we exceed the required number of applications.

Bloomsbury is a place where anyone of any background, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, or socio-economic status can thrive, feel comfortable, and be heard and accepted. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

The Book Trade Charity provide financial assistance for people looking to get into the publishing industry; you can find more information and talk directly here:

Level of experience

  • Entry

Required languages

  • English