gaduate_miniMedia and Design Assistant

EMC Design is currently recruiting for a 6-month Media and Design Assistant placement through the government’s Kickstart scheme. This is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment.

The role will involve;

  • Supporting the design and media buying team across our busy design agency,
  • Assisting our Art and Media buyers with administrative duties,
  • Helping to research photography that fits the client briefs and commission artwork from trusted illustrators,
  • Helping the design teams to place creative assets into the projects,
  • Helping to generate creative assets in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator (with training),
  • Other ad-hoc studio tasks as and when required.

Essential skills include;

  • Ability to work well within a team,
  • Ability to communicate effectively through both verbally and written communications,
  • Being organised and attentive to detail,
  • Being calm under pressure,
  • Being hungry to learn.

Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach as soon as possible.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please let us know if you need any assistance with contacting us.

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gaduate_miniCover Designer

EMC Design is looking for a creative and typographically geeky cover designer to join our team.

We are specifically looking for a designer who is self-motivated, enthusiastic, well organised and has proven experience in delivering eye-catching and technically sound book covers. You will have the ability to work technically, creatively and quickly on a range of cover designs. You don’t necessarily need to have worked in educational publishing before and we provide on-the-job training but a proven track record in designing book covers is a must. Read our Cover Designer Job Pack for all the details.

Key duties of the role include:

  • carefully following briefs to ensure we deliver original concepts
  • setting up jobs – developing clean,
    well-structured templates ready to
    start production;
  • using strong typographic skills to ensure titles, author names and pertinent details are part of the creative output;
  • a high degree of photoshop proficiency to manipulate and place imagery appropriately
  • ability to use photos and illustrations with the text to create visually striking and balanced covers;
  • an understanding of the printing process and technicalities of printing;
  • ability to work quickly and commercially to budgets;
  • ability to be critical of your own and others work in the interest of improving;
  • using Adobe Creative Suite to its full potential. We have team membership of Creative Cloud so you will have full access to all of the Adobe CC software.

How to apply?

To apply for this role please send us your PDF CV, portfolio and short covering email explaining how your experience meets our criteria to

We’re looking for a cover designer to start ASAP and will be looking at applicants as soon as they apply.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please let us know if you need any assistance with contacting us.

gaduate_miniGraduate Scheme

Our Graduate Scheme is currently closed for applicants but it’ll be back.

If you have recently graduated then keep an eye on this page, we may have the job for you.

In the mean time, if you have any questions then don’t be afraid to get in touch. You can reach us at

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. Please let us know if you need any assistance with contacting us.

Benefits package for all employees

  • Paid overtime or time off in lieu.
  • Private health care with Vitality – which gives you access to lots of membership benefits and discounts on top of a very comprehensive private health insurance scheme, including enhanced access to mental health care. You can also add family members to your policy.
  • Employee Assistance Programme – a free 24/7 confidential helpline.
  • Bonus scheme paid yearly based on reaching our profit target. Plus other rewards to recognise outstanding achievement and attitude.
  • Contributory pension scheme which rises to match your 5% contribution once you’ve been with us for 5 years.
  • Cycle and tech schemes.
  • We offer long standing service bonuses at 5, 10, 15+ years to recognise loyal members of the team.
  • We increase your holiday above the statutory allowance for each year of service, currently up to 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Relocation package available if required.
  • Extensive on the job training.