Careers

Working at Imagine That Publishing is an opportunity to be part of an innovative, creative and energetic company, with a success story that continues to grow.

From picture books to chapter fiction and novelty books to activity kits, we publish over 300 children’s titles a year across our multiple imprints in both the UK and international markets. Inspiring children to read, learn, play and create lies at the heart of everything we do.
 
Working at Imagine That comes with great benefits. Our picturesque riverside location is the base for plenty of social and wellbeing activities, including our weekly ‘Flying Elephants’ running club and Cycle to Work scheme, plus a company pension programme and 23 to 25 days holiday.
 
To join the Imagine That family, be part of a growing independent business and start making a difference to the next generation of readers, see our current vacancies below.

 

Current Vacancies

Web Developer

Job Description

We’re looking to recruit a Web Developer to expand our technical team.  The job is working closely with the Head of Digital Development and you will form part of a small team involved in implementing the company’s strategy.

What you’ll be doing

  • Support the design and development of in house created IT systems, databases and online web-based products
  • Communicating / interacting with members of the wider team, to understand their requirements
  • Meet project goals and specifications in terms of time, cost and performance
  • Process and respond to IT requests within defined timeframes
  • Provide hands-on training and problem solving for users as required

What you’ll need to have

  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming and its associate languages 
  • Previous experience in a LAMP stack environment
  • An understanding of front end development using JavaScript and its associated libraries; HTML 5, JQuery, Bootstrap
  • Be able to configure and maintain web hosting environments
  • Excellent team working and communication skills
  • Experience of working within a technical role within a busy office based environment
  • Flexible and adaptable with a proactive and positive attitude
  • Professional, courteous manner
  • Ability to remain calm, polite and patient in high-pressure situations
  • Highly analytical, adaptable and flexible
  • Self-motivated, ability to use initiative and provide pro-active support to users
  • Ambitious and keen to learn
  • Positive, enthusiastic and eager for success
  • A professional attitude towards business practise

Also beneficial

  • Linux /Ubuntu Command Line & Bash Scripting
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies including web services, systems integration, systems infrastructure and security issues
  • Knowledge on graphic design using Photoshop, InDesign etc.

 

Speculative Applications

Are you a sensational sales person? Marvellous marketer? Dazzling designer? Excellent editor?

We are always interested in hearing from creative, passionate and driven individuals who want to work in the world of children’s books.

If you would like to make a speculative application for any of the departments listed below, please send a CV and covering letter to Jo Fenn at jo@imaginethat.com

 
Sales
Sales Administration
Editorial
Design
Marketing
Production
Finance
Business Operations
 
We will hold your information on file and contact you if a suitable role comes up. If you would prefer that your details are not kept on file or circulated across departments, please let us know and we will remove your information from our database.
 
Don’t forget to keep checking our social media pages for details of job vacancies as they become available.
 
Good luck!
 

 

Working at Imagine That is challenging but fun - come and join an ambitious team in a supportive environment that strives to inspire children every day.

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