Working with Laurence King
All of our current opportunities are listed below, however we are a growing company and are always on the lookout for talented people to work with, both on a permanent and freelance basis.
If you would like to make an informal enquiry, please send your CV, PDF design portfolio if relevant, and a letter telling us about the kind of work you are looking for and your availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity Department, Laurence King Publishing
3 days per week for 3 months
Salary: £10.75/hr (London Living Wage)
Reporting to: Senior Publicists
Laurence King Publishing, recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of books on the creative arts, is looking for a Publicity Intern to assist the publicity team with promoting our expanding list of art, design, fashion, student books, children’s books, and gifts. This is a three-month, fixed term internship.
Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
- Assisting with campaign research, discovering new media outlets and event opportunities.
- Preparing weekly press reports on Gorkana (following database training).
- Submitting books to The Bookseller for previews and category spotlights on a rolling basis.
- Submitting books for awards on a rolling basis.
- Maintaining LKPs blogger database.
- Scanning and filing coverage.
- Undertaking press and influencer mailings.
- Making early digital copies of books available on NetGalley.
- Assisting on the creation of press releases, image sheets and other publicity materials and sharing assets with US and Australian press teams.
- Support on regional media outreach.
- Monitoring festival submissions calendars.
- Circulating fortnightly emails with any upcoming festival submissions deadlines.
- Covering office reception duties during lunch
TO APPLY: Please submit your C.V. and a cover letter to email@example.com by 24thJanuary 2020 detailing why you are interested in joining our team, and outlining why you think you could be a great candidate for this role. Please include when you would be available to start.
Designer for Gifts and Children’s Books
We are looking for an enthusiastic designer to join our in-house team and work primarily on gifts and games, but also on children’s books. As part of a passionate team, you will be working closely with our editors to bring products to life, with support from our art directors, while still being required to work independently and contribute your own creative ideas.
Your time will be split between working on gifts (which include adult and children’s games, card decks, puzzles and stationery) and some children’s books (illustrated non-fiction for a wide range of ages). You will develop your own design concepts and manage titles through the design process until they go into production, as well as helping to identify illustrators and photographers for new projects. While working on gifts, you’ll also have the fun opportunity to join regular game-testing evenings to help develop our games and test new ones on the market.
· Developing creative design concepts
· Producing high-quality layouts in Adobe InDesign
· Preparing and packaging files for production
· Helping to identify illustrators and photographers for new projects
· Editing artwork in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
· Checking proofs
A proven track record in illustrated publishing, packaging design, product design and working with illustrators would all be considered relevant experience.
· A portfolio showcasing exceptional creative work with outstanding results
· Graphic design qualification, degree or equivalent
· Experience in the design industry
· In-depth working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite
· Awareness of the gift and illustration markets and knowledge of children’s books would be an advantage
How to apply
Application deadline: 03 January 2020
Please send your CV, portfolio (PDF preferred) showcasing examples of relevant work that demonstrate you have the skills required for this position, and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line: Designer for Gifts and Children’s Books.
We occasionally take on internships in our design and marketing departments. If you would like to apply, please send your CV, PDF design portfolio if relevant, and a letter telling us about your availability to email@example.com
**Please note: we cannot keep any applications on file.
Digital Content Creator (Maternity cover)
8 hours a week (schedule can be flexible)
Additional, ad hoc hours may be required during busy periods
Ability to meet at LKP’s London based office (as and when necessary) required.
About the opportunity
We are looking for an enthusiastic freelance creative to help us produce exciting visuals to showcase the Laurence King Publishing brand online. Working at the heart of our Marketing department, you’ll be in charge of shaping our digital image and creating content for our social media channels, website, newsletters, and other digital channels.
Along with creating promotional visuals for our campaigns, you’ll be photographing our latest Gifts and Children’s products as well as our well-established Trade books. As part of a small passionate team of marketers and publicists, you will be working closely with the Head of Marketing, whilst still being able to work independently and contribute your own ideas. You will also be collaborating with our talented marketing designer.
Art directing visual content creation across Marketing, including but not necessarily limited to:
- Promotional video material
- Visuals on the LKP website
- Selecting and approving all images posted on Instagram (setting the visual tone for all additional social posting)
- Catalogue shoots
- Printed marketing material
- Reviewing and approving all product shots
Photographing lifestyle shots for social media and themed, hero product shots for catalogue/website use
You’ll need a solid experience in photography (including editing and retouching) and design, and a great eye for art direction and new visual trends. Having your own photographic equipment would be ideal. A proven track record in creating marketing assets for publishing companies would be a plus, however, if you feel you could be a good fit then please consider applying.
- Proven track record art directing a wider team
- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative suite – Lightroom and Photoshop mostly
- Excellent awareness of latest digital and visual trends
- Great team worker: articulate, literate and confident when presenting ideas and giving feedback
- Pro-active within projects, strong innovative thinking and execution
- Keen eye for detail
- Flexible schedule
How to apply
Application deadline: 12 January 2020.
Please send your CV, portfolio (PDF or URL) showcasing examples of relevant work that demonstrates you have the skills for this position – and a short note introducing yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for this role to firstname.lastname@example.org, using subject line Digital Content Creator.
We’d love to hear from you if you have a great idea for a book or gift. Details of how to submit your proposal can be found here