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Freelance Designer


Cammeray, NSW, AU, 2000

Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)

Simon & Schuster has been named to Forbes magazine list of “America’s Best Mid-Size Employers 2022.”

Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world’s most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. 
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Simon & Schuster Australia has an opportunity for a Freelance Designer to work with their local team in supporting the development of digital, social, video, presentations and print collateral. 

The office is based in Cammeray 2 days per week, ongoing on a freelance basis.


Functions will include:


  • Creating content including Instagram graphic tiles, book cover promo animation trailer creation, website banners, point of sale standees, out-of-home advertising, print advertising, sales presentations, event collateral, raw video editing into ads, photo editing
  • Working closely with stakeholders including In-House Designer, Marketing & Publicity team, Publishing team, Sales team


What are we looking for? What's important?


  • Experience (all or multiple):
    • Expertise in Adobe Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro.
    • Expertise in Canva.
    • Significant design experience for digital, print, and video.
    • Portfolio of work across all of the above.
  • Soft skills:
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Very high attention to detail and quality.
    • Ability to work autonomously.
    • Quick turn-around times and ability to deliver by deadlines.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once.


Extra brownie points for:

  • Availability to do additional hours/provide short-notice outcomes if required.
  • Previous experience in publishing or similar.
  • Agency or in-house experience at large brand


Who we are:


We are a global leader with offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, India and Australia, employing approximately 1400 staff worldwide.

In Australia, we publish both local and international books that make an impact on the bestseller lists and our cultural landscape. We are dedicated to bringing an extensive range of titles for adults and children, in all genres and all formats, into the hands of readers. Our passion, agility and commitment to our authors and books made us the fastest growing publisher last year and we have continued plans for growth in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer offering flexible working arrangements, competitive salaries, additional superannuation, a large suite of benefits including paid parental leave, financial planning and superannuation advice, income protection and life insurance and a range of wellbeing programs. We offer a non-corporate, inclusive, friendly and collaborative environment where all voices are heard.


We believe storytelling has the power to change Australian culture and value diversity and inclusion, both in the books that we publish and the people we hire to help us make this happen. We encourage candidates from all different backgrounds to apply.


We’re looking for someone to start as soon as possible. If you feel you have the required aptitude and experience and you’re inspired to work on a diverse and growing list as part of a dynamic and friendly team, please submit your CV with a cover letter here.



Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.