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Current vacancies at Pavilion Books

Commissioning Editor – Pavilion Books

(Posted 16/7/19)

An exciting opportunity for someone already working at commissioning level on lifestyle titles with Pavilion Books one of the UK’s leading and award-winning illustrated non-fiction publishers

You will have a proven track on illustrated, commercial, profitable titles and in the creation of new ideas. You will have excellent presentation and negotiation skills, experience of international co-edition markets, good contacts and the ability to work successfully with a close-knit creative team.

If you want to join us in developing our diverse and successful list, please apply with full CV, details of your current salary, and a covering letter to – with ‘Commissioning Editor, Pavilion Books vacancy’ – in the subject line.

Alternatively, hard copies can be sent to Katie Cowan, Publishing Director, Pavilion Books, 43 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ.

Closing date: Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.



(Posted 22/7/19)

Pavilion is looking for a talented Designer to join the design team. Ideally, you will have 2-4 years’ design experience in either editorial design or illustrated book publishing with an advanced practical knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. You will also have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a close-knit creative team made up of editors and designers. Pavilion Books publishes across a range of subject areas including food & drink, craft, architecture and children’s picture books so you should have a strong interest in both publishing and contemporary culture / design trends. You will be expected to be responsible for your own book projects from conception through to repro and will work under the supervision of the Design Manager.

If you would like to apply, please send full CV, details of your current salary, a pdf of recent design work and a covering letter to – with ‘Designer, Pavilion Books vacancy’ – in the subject line. A competitive salary is offered.

Closing date: Monday 5 August 2019.

Please note: applications will be considered before the closing date. We are only able to contact successful applicants so if you haven’t heard from us within 7 days following the deadline you have probably been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Work Experience

We occasionally offer work experience placements for between two and four weeks. These placements provide an opportunity to learn about how Pavilion Books works and the functions of its various departments.

Applicants should send a CV and a short outline as to why you want to undertake work experience with Pavilion Books, as well as any particular interests that you have, to