Job opening detail :
Cover Designer
posted: Jan. 8, 2021
Offered by:
Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Salary:
Commensurate with experience
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Cover Designer – Full Time (Remote during COVID, commute to office in Midtown when office reopens)

Skyhorse Publishing is seeking a motivated individual with book design experience who possesses strong applied skills in design, layout, and typography for the position of Cover Designer. The position encompasses a wide range of art- and design-related responsibilities within our art department and reports to the Operations Director.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate who is passionate about designing hardcover and paperback trade books, motivated to meet high creative standards, and who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities Include:

• Manage all stages of book cover production for 80-90 book titles a year. This entails designing, collaborating with editors and production to ensure tone and series consistency, maintaining schedules, and packaging files for publication.
• Build mechanicals for paperbacks, jackets, and cases, as well as advanced reading copies and reprints
• Assist in creating promotional materials for the publicity and sales departments
• Provide creative solutions to design challenges and accept creative direction
• Deliver consistent, high-quality designs for all assigned tasks
• Interior design experience/interest is a plus

Job Requirements Include:

• 1–3 years’ design experience preferred, but will consider recent grads with a strong portfolio.
• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Art, or equivalent
• Excellent Mac skills including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
• Superior organizational skills and a keen eye for details
• Ability to multitask multiple projects while adhering to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Effective problem-solving abilities, as well as the capacity to plan and execute quickly and resourcefully
• Contemporary/commercial design sensibility a plus
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and portfolio containing book cover/magazine designs to hr@skyhorsepublishing.com with Cover Designer in the subject line. Applicants’ portfolios must contain book cover/magazine designs as well as salary requirements in order to be considered.

We will contact qualified applicants via email. We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only respond to those candidates we wish to pursue.

This is a full-time (remote during COVID) position with salary that will reflect both experience and demonstrated accomplishments. Benefits include 401(k) savings plan with company match, paid time-off and holidays, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
About Our  
Company:
Skyhorse Publishing is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Contact:
Human Resources
Address:
307 W 36th Street
11th Floor
New York, NY
Special  
Instructions:
Please submit resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and portfolio containing book cover/magazine designs to hr@skyhorsepublishing.com with Cover Designer in the subject line. Applicants’ portfolios must contain book cover/magazine designs as well as salary requirements in order to be considered.

We will contact qualified applicants via email. We thank all applicants for their interest, but we will only respond to those candidates we wish to pursue.
Job #:
24760
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