We believe in empowering our teams, so it’s important to us that we recruit skilled people who share our belief that every book matters. We take pride in having a team-orientated, non-hierarchical culture and we trust in our people’s knowledge, experience and ability to make the right decision.
We encourage curiosity – to challenge and reinvent the art of publishing we need to be open to new ideas. We must be entrepreneurial in our mindset, daring to pursue new opportunities and having the tenacity to see them through.
We welcome independent minds and unique perspectives – we look for people who are passionate, empathetic and aware. In return, we promise to build an authentic culture that embraces diversity and creates a positive environment where everybody can thrive.
If this appeals to you, below you can find out what it's like to work here from some of our people or take a look at our latest opportunities at the bottom of the page.
My first impressions when I joined Bonnier Books UK were: “Wow, this company is so different”. It acts in a different way, it has energy, it’s exciting – it was like being part of a start-up and everything was to build.
I think what’s unique about the culture at Bonnier Books UK is its open-mindedness. There’s very much a can-do attitude to publishing - anything is possible, we’re prepared to take risks and its non hierarchical. After working at several of “the big 5 publishers” its kind of refreshing, its new and its an exciting place to be.
I'm proud of the supportive attitude of not just my management, but also the wider management team at Bonnier Books UK. Most of us are all from the big 5 publishers so we know the norm of how to publish a book, but here we like to tackle it from a different angle and so far it seems to be working.
I was pleasantly very surprised when I first arrived to see that diversity is everywhere here, its endemic in what we're doing. For me, it's probably the first time I've worked somewhere where there are people that look like me doing the job that I do. That may sound nuts, it is nuts.
There are lots of publishers that are definitely talking the talk but not walking the walk and by walking the walk it feels very much like Bonnier Books UK is leading the way.
The culture is here is so different and unique in a very refreshing way - people are not taking it all quite so seriously. Fundamentally, book publishing is a creative industry we’re meant to be having fun doing what we do and you’d be amazed that there are quite a lot of publishers that are not necessarily doing that. That optimism and willingness to try out new things fosters this sense that we’re here to have a good time as well as work incredibly hard and I love that the two aren’t mutually exclusive.
Bonnier Books UK is quite different to other publishers in the sense of doing things differently and that being core – core to who we are and what the business is about. It feels like some of the bigger more corporate houses are very much doing things how they’ve always been done in quite a traditional way, that’s not really mirroring what’s happening in society.
If I could describe only one thing I loved about my job it would be the latitude and opportunity to change and experiment – particularly for the variety of challenges that brings. I crave incentives to learn and develop, and I get frustrated once I feel there is no scope to cultivate my skills, innovate in my tasks, or advance my position – which, thankfully, has not been the case so far in my years at Bonnier Books UK.
You’re given a lot of freedom to suggest and implement changes and from my earliest days in the company I have been encouraged and enabled to have an appreciable input into how, when and what gets done – which is a rare thing to obtain, or sustain, in any company.
My role involves planning and executing campaigns - which could mean anything from putting together a social media schedule, to sourcing a tutu in a specific colour to match the book cover! Overall I help to plan, implement and carry out different elements of a campaign across digital and print, to really get people talking about a book and building the buzz.
As someone who has had a somewhat unconventional entry into publishing, I feel like Bonnier Books UK has been doing things differently since it came on the scene. We take risks - publishing amazing books with passion and flair, with hordes of creativity at every stage.
My team is vibrant and fun; brilliant minds brimming with wonderful ideas. Though we each manage our own projects, we're always bouncing ideas off one another and brainstorming fresh new initiatives and things we want to try. There are no boundaries on experience - we all learn from each other, from our different backgrounds. The word 'no' is never uttered when I come up with a new idea or something I'd like to learn to do more of - it's always yes to learning, yes to creativity, yes to being brave. With a very easy-going attitude but determination and ethics of steel, we all get along really well and above all, have fun doing what we love.
The ability to be myself, to take risks and be supported by a team and company that encourage you to be different and help you learn at every stage, is what I love most about working at Bonnier Books UK. We are bold and brilliant, and it's a team I'm proud to be part of.
My role includes product development for our publishing programme, sourcing and working together with artists and designing some of our lovely books that we publish. I love it because I get to work with so many amazing and talented people, not just at Igloobooks but also within Bonnier Books UK.
We have the opportunity to share our experiences or challenges with one another regardless of who we are working for and I think that's an important part of what makes us such a success.
I've been interested in graphic design since I was very young, which is what brought me to where I am now. When I joined Igloobooks, I saw it as an exciting opportunity that would offer a completely different experience to any other design environment and I still like this even after being here for over five years.
The team is so important here and together we are like clockwork. Everyone is so easy to work with and they're all so talented, each bringing great skills to the table - which is why all of our books always look so good. You can spot an Igloobook without picking it up!
Bonnier Books UK is dynamic, iconoclast and driven, and this is what makes it different from other publishers.
I'm really passionate about telling great stories about great stories, which I think marketing in publishing is all about! I love non-fiction and I was drawn working at Bonnier Books UK not only because of the eclectic list but because of the fantastic and unmissable campaigns that the marketing and publicity teams have created over the years; and because I also admire the innovative transmedia publishing Bonnier Books UK do, with apps and now with audio. This is what encouraged me to apply when the opportunity of a fixed term contract came up.
I'd describe the team I work in as collaborative, forward-thinking, open and fun. We're a team with different backgrounds and routes into publishing which is what, in my opinion, makes the work that the team does world-class.
I'd say we work like a team of creative publishing growth-hackers, planning campaigns meticulously but also having the flexibility and confidence to explore and execute new ideas with the editorial and sales teams. I'd say we're enterprising and entrepreneurial but also there to support each other. Finally, we love a challenge - and all of this is what I love about working here!
I joined Bonnier Books UK straight from college as digital marketing assistant, it was my first full-time job. I loved the fact that the company had employees from a variety of backgrounds. Whilst it was my first job in publishing, I've been able to work with and learn alongside people with years of experience in the publishing industry.
Now, as UK marketing manager at Igloobooks, my job covers a wide range of tasks, from looking after the Igloobooks website to working alongside our fantastic licenses to ensure our books can be seen by as many people as possible!
My favourite thing about working at Bonnier Books UK, is the people that I am lucky enough to work alongside everyday. Whilst our marketing department is small and tight-knit, we work closely with the sales team to help show off our fantastic products. It is a lively, fast-paced environment where everyone will always offer to help you in order to achieve a common goal.
What makes Bonnier Books UK unique is the fact that everybody is given a chance to shine, should they wish to. I come from a fairly unique background because I didn't go to university, and instead started work at a young age. This didn't matter to Bonnier Books UK, as I have still been given the opportunity to progress through the company. I feel like I wouldn't have been given this opportunity with a different publisher.
Whether you're an experienced professional, or a graduate looking to take the first steps in your career, we recruit for a wide variety of different roles.