Text Design Manager

Text Design Manager


Publishing Operations


Pan Macmillan is one of Britain’s oldest and largest book publishers. We are the fastest growing major publishing house in the UK and were the recipients of the Bookseller’s Publisher of the Year award in both 2015 and 2017.


Our Adult Books division is seeking an experienced Text Design Manager to work across all our imprints, including Picador, Mantle, Macmillan, Bluebird, Pan, Macmillan Collector’s Library and Tor.


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced designer to define and develop the look of our books for years to come. You will work across a wide range of areas from high profile commercial titles to prestigious literary prizewinners.


You will be responsible for producing beautiful bespoke text designs. You will also oversee the creation and development of a body of page templates from which the whole business can draw.


You will provide other text elements as required, including plate sections, maps and family trees. You will also be required to maintain a pool of high quality freelancers to generate any of these materials which are not created in-house.


You will work closely with our Production, Editorial and Editorial Management teams and our typesetters to ensure that we maintain the highest possible standards of design and typography.


The successful candidate will have considerable experience of trade book text design across fiction and non-fiction. They will have a demonstrable design sensibility and a thorough understanding of page layout and typesetting mechanics.


  • Key skills:
  • An ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Excellent skills in InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat

  • Thorough knowledge of fonts and font management

  • Experience of dealing with freelancers

  • Familiarity with Biblio would also be an advantage

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/047/18 via email to [email protected]


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Closing date: 5th August 2018


All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.