Job opening detail :
Senior Designer- Black Dog & Leventhal
posted: Nov. 16, 2017
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group/Black Dog & Leventhal
Health, Dental, 401K, Bonus
Full Time
Philadelphia, PA
Knowledge and skills Required:

BFA in Design,
5+ years of design experience.
Proficient in Creative Cloud: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography necessary to create designs for multiple formats, the focus being “coffee table” and illustrated reference, with occasional packaging.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate in individual and group settings as well as with out-of-house illustrators, photographers, and freelancers.
Solid working knowledge of the production and printing process and an ability to envision and work with various materials and special effects.
Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.


Design and manage 10+ titles (cover and interiors) a season, in the New York office of Black Dog & Leventhal. Entails working closely with Editorial and Design Director in the design and production of jackets, covers, and interiors (which includes creating sample pages, preparing files to go to the compositor, and/or typesetting files in-house as needed.
Freelance 10+ titles a season, working closely with Editorial to coordinate sample designs, proofing, and production for each title.
Repackage backlist and create proprietary editions to exploit account needs with quick turn-around as needed.
Hire and manage illustrators and photographers in the creation of cover and interior artwork, from sketches to final art.
Work with Design Director to determine appropriate budgets and scopes of work for each title.
Ensure all covers and related sales assets are uploaded into proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately.
Assist in managing a master schedule of books to make sure key production, marketing and sales milestone dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Create select advertising and promotional materials as needed for custom publishing or retail promotions.
About Our  
Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading US trade publisher and a division of the third largest trade and educational book publisher in the world, Hachette Livre. A global publishing company based in France, Hachette Livre is a subsidiary of the French media company, Lagardère. HBG is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, MA; Lebanon, IN; Nashville, TN; Boulder, CO; Philadelphia, PA; and Berkeley, CA. HBG also owns Hachette Book Group Canada, Inc., a marketing and publicity company based in Toronto, ON.

In one year, HBG publishes approximately 1400+ adult books (including 50-100 digital-only titles), 300 books for young readers, and 450 audio book titles (including both physical and downloadable-only titles). In 2016, the company had 214 books on the New York Times bestseller list, 44 of which reached #1.

HBG’s bestselling authors include Sherman Alexie, David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Stephen Colbert, Chris Colfer, Michael Connelly, Amy Cuddy, Jeffery Deaver, Tina Fey, Malcolm Gladwell, Shannon Hale, Elin Hilderbrand, Mark Hyman, T.D. Jakes, Sebastian Junger, John Maxwell, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, J.R. Moehringer, Joel Osteen, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Patterson, Randy Pausch, David Perlmutter, Jerry Pinkney, Keith Richards, J.K. Rowling, J.D. Salinger, Stacy Schiff, David Sedaris, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Donna Tartt, Scott Turow, David Foster Wallace, Brent Weeks, Tom Wolfe, and Malala Yousafzai.

In addition to selling and distributing its own imprints, HBG provides a wide range of custom services to third party publishers, such as distribution, fulfillment, digital and sales services. Some of HBG’s clients include: Harry N. Abrams, Chronicle Books, Disney Book Group, Gildan Media, Hachette UK, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Joe Books, Kids Can Press, Marvel, Moleskine, Nicholas Brealey, Octopus Books, Paula Deen Ventures, Peterson’s, Phaidon Press, Phoenix International Publications (pikids), Quarto Publishing Group, Quercus, Time Inc. Books, and Yen Press.
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