Illustrator, The Lancet


  • London  
    London, United Kingdom
  • Company
    RELX Group  
    Start date
  • Closing date
    14 May 2023  
    Posted on
    14 March 2023  

Are you interested in a career as a Scientific Illustrator?

Would you like to join The Lancet’s journal’s production  team?

About our Team:

The Lancet Production team looks after all aspects of page layout and print production of The Lancet titles. The team consists of Production Editors, Production Assistants, Illustrators, Quality Controllers, a Production Controller, and managers. This is a friendly, supportive, and encouraging team.

About the Role:

Responsible for redrawing and converting author-supplied information graphics into house style for our family of weekly and monthly titles. Working on the world’s leading global health journal you must demonstrate the ability to work to strict deadlines. While maintaining the highest possible standards of speed, accuracy and quality.


  • Carrying out editorial/author revisions and corrections to illustrations in a timely and efficient manner whilst safeguarding in-house style and conventions
  • Redrawing author-supplied material, including general diagrams, graphs, maps, CONSORT diagrams, charts, timelines, forest plots and cellular/anatomical illustrations into house style.
  • Resizing , cropping, retouching and colour-correcting photographs on a fast turnaround ad hoc daily basis
  • Adhering closely to detailed illustration style guides, conventions, written procedures, and use of house colour palettes.
  • Creating and maintaining a graphic library of Lancet content for future reuse
  • Managing workflow using our content management system (WoodWing Studio) and in-house Editorial Management system.


  • Recognise Understanding the importance of precision and adherence to detailed style conventions
  • Have excellent attention to fine detail and understanding of the importance of style adherence
  • Have a good understanding of the 4-colour printing process and web publishing
  • Have a good understanding of industry-standard proof marks (BS 5261C: 2005)
  • Display a deep knowledge of using Adobe Acrobat to convert and manipulate files
  • Please note that this is predominantly a technical/scientific illustration role for which work is governed by established style conventions but may on occasion require some creativity within the bounds of house style. This is not a trainee role as we are looking for someone who can produce high-quality work upon joining.
  • The role will not be suitable for candidates from graphic design, freehand illustration, or animation backgrounds.
  • Ability to demonstrate extensive skills in Adobe Illustrator in producing precise, accurate, and consistently high-quality work
  • Note: a timed illustration test will form part of the interview process

Work in a way that works for you:

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organisation. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, shared parental leave, study assistance and sabbaticals, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and your long-term goals.

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us:

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

Working for you:

At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy additional days
  • Health screening, eye care vouchers and private medical benefits
  • Wellbeing programs
  • Life assurance
  • Access to a competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Long service awards
  • Save As You Earn share option scheme
  • Travel Season ticket loan
  • Maternity, paternity and shared parental leave
  • Access to emergency care for both the elderly and children
  • RECARES days, giving you time to support the charities and causes that matter to you
  • Access to employee resource groups with dedicated time to volunteer
  • Access to extensive learning and development resources
  • Access to employee discounts via Perks at Work

About Us:

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Purposeful Work:
When you work with us, your work matters. You are part of an organization that nurtures your curiosity to stimulate innovation for the communities that we serve.

Growing Every Day:
Like the communities we serve, you are on a constant path of discovery to shape your career and personal development.

Colleagues Who Care:
You will be part of the Elsevier family. We will support your well-being and provide the flexibility you need to thrive at work and home.

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