40 years supporting galleries and artists

Jobs at King & McGaw

Over the past forty years, we have become the most prominent fine art publisher in the UK. By working directly with leading museums and galleries, we are proud guardians of prestigious art licenses, including The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Keith Haring Foundation, Tate, National Gallery and British Vogue to name a few. 

We are passionate about what we do and everything we produce is uncompromising on quality. From the precise pigments we select to the sustainable paper we print on, the frames we make – by hand in our state-of-the-art workshops ​​– to the care that goes into our packaging. 

Based in Newhaven, East Sussex, we have extremely committed retail and museum wholesale teams on site. United by our shared love for the arts, we’re making it our mission to preserve it for posterity. That’s why we conserve rare pieces and we support emerging artists. When a customer shops with us, artists, their estates, and institutions benefit from sales. 

We have the network, contacts, and manufacturing processes in place, and we are focussed on building a talented team of people who can contribute to the brand’s ongoing success story.

Open positions

Brand & Campaign Manager

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for art and 4+ years experience from a similar role, specifically demonstrable experience in campaign planning and execution across channels including email marketing, social, partnerships and PR. They will be a confident communicator, practised in working with multiple stakeholders and be both creative and analytical in their approach. 

Department: Direct to Consumer 

Reports to: Head of Marketing  

Responsibilities:

Campaign marketing: 

  • Own and drive the brand marketing plan, planning and executing integrated product launches and seasonal campaigns across all of our channels 
  • Maintain open communication with the publishing team to ensure marketing and publishing strategies are aligned
  • Ensure marketing activity is across our broad product range including scheduled promotion for key licences and artist estates

Partnerships: 

  • Drive major partnerships with publishing and external partners 
  • Work closely with museum partners to execute reciprocal marketing activity, ensuring licence brand guidelines are adhered to in any assets we produce 
  • Support publishing in new image archive or artist estate collection launches, working closely with the partner to generate reciprocal campaign output 

PR & Advocacy:

  • Run the business’ press office, responding to sample and image enquiries to generate coverage in online and print media 
  • Support product launches and brand campaigns with targeted press releases with media-specific deadlines in mind 
  • Develop and execute a strategy for working with influencers and creators to amplify brand values and grow awareness
  • Work with our SEO agency to support their efforts in digital PR for inbound link building

Content: 

  • Support the Website Editor in developing the content strategy for the brand, working closely with internal stakeholders to develop brand identity
  • Plan and execute marketing activations to amplify the brand’s content strategy across channels including email, social and website
  • Drive the production of content from a marketing perspective, working with the design team to ensure assets are produced and delivered to fulfil marketing objectives 

Social:

  • Support the Website Editor to ensure that the brand’s social media schedule supports the wider marketing strategy and art publishing plan. 
  • Drive content production through design to ensure assets are produced and delivered to fulfil marketing objectives

Initially offered as a six month contract with salary dependent on experience; open to freelance enquiries. Please apply via email providing a cover letter and CV to claire.palmer@kingandmcgaw.com.

It is essential that applicants can travel to our design studio location in Newhaven for at least 3 days of the working week. 

Artworker

Responsibilities:

The design studio is at the heart of the process. We are responsible for making bespoke products for museums and galleries, colour matching imagery for our retail website and keeping our designs new and innovative. 

This role will be working as part of the design team, designing, formatting and colour matching our products. We are looking for someone who is ready to learn and adapt, and can help expand the capacity of our existing team. 

We have a busy design room with a constantly changing set of projects and objectives, often working to strict deadlines.  As a creative publishing company we're looking for people who are self-starters with a positive mindset. This is a diverse and interesting role which will require a great deal of flexibility, organisation and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team.  We value diversity in educational backgrounds and are an equal opportunities employer. If you enjoy learning new things, new challenges and being a team player, we really want to hear from you.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of two years working demonstrable design experience
  • Working knowledge of Adobe CC apps (particularly InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Knowledge of image file formats including a good understanding of image resolution and colour management for print and digital
  • Ability to artwork to specific brief and supplement with design ability
  • Experience of creating layouts for printed products (i.e. posters, leaflets, postcards)
  • Highly accurate with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • A self-starter with a positive mindset

We're looking for someone with...

  • A desire to grow and learn within our team
  • A passion for print design
  • An interest and enthusiasm for leaning how to use state-of-the-art printing equipment and processes
  • An awareness of our museum partner’s activities - you'll be working with and managing brand assets and guidelines for some of the UK's best known art institutions

Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week based at our studios in Newhaven, East Sussex

Salary is dependent on experience.

To apply please email rebecca.easey@kingandmcgaw.com with your CV, cover letter and some examples of previous work..