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Creative Director – NEW 30th May 2014

Ilex Press enjoys an unrivalled international reputation for its cutting edge publishing/visual book program spanning the fast-changing world of creativity, both digital and traditional. We are now looking for a really talented Creative Director to take the program further forward, setting a new benchmark for the design and originality of our award-winning titles.

The role is absolutely integral to the publishing program, with hands-on involvement all the way from original concept stage through to signing off print specs and marketing materials. In addition the Creative Director will manage a packed program of in-house live book production, liaising with design and editorial teams to ensure that the finished titles match or better the original concepts.

The successful candidate must not only be a superb designer in his or her own right, but must also be able to demonstrate the ability to select the right designer for the job, and the ability to communicate, brief and art direct that designer through to the finishing line. A thorough knowledge of print techniques, finishes and effects is essential, as is direct experience of both traditional book trade sales channels and non-book trade channels. And with some two-thirds of Ilex sales coming from outside the UK, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of how international design sensitivities vary and how best to create the right look for the market.

Specific requirements include:

- A portfolio of superb book design work

- A track record of successful design commissioning and art directing

- In-depth knowledge of book print production, finishes and effects

- Experience of designing for the US market

- Demonstrable creative and lateral thinking and problem-solving

- Extensive book and packaging designer contacts

- A self-starter and good listener

Please apply with CV and portfolio to Alastair Campbell, Publisher, campbell@ilex-press.com

Closing Date: 31st July 2014

 

Tech Editors

Ilex Photo, publishers of internationally best-selling photography books need experienced freelance technical editors to support our team.

Us: Check out our website for what we do best – if you think your skills can help us put together cutting-edge photography and digital media books, then get in contact. http://www.ilex-press.com/type_of_book/ilex-photo/

You: Proactive problem-solver with experience in the area of digital photography, or related areas. If you’re a Photoshop guru, iPad aficionado, or Lightroom expert then let us know – we want specialists who’ll go the extra mile to get the information right. High standard of written English necessary, as well as the ability source images, and work logically and flexibly. Ability to work freelance in Adobe Indesign preferred.

If you think you meet the above criteria, please send a covering letter and CV to:

Nick Jones, Editoral Director, The Ilex Press Limited, 210 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2NS or by email to jones@ilex-press.com

Closing date: N/A

 

Job opportunities with Ivy Group are also posted on our group website as well as being advertised in the national press.

Writing opportunities

If you’re interested in writing for Ilex, please contact either Adam Juniper (juniper at ilex-press.com) for photography or film related titles, or Nick Jones (jones at ilex-press.com) for everything else. Before you do, though, take a look at at our Write for us page.

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