Job opening detail :
Designer or Senior Designer
posted: Oct. 29, 2019
Offered by:
Catapult and Counterpoint Press
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY
Catapult is looking for an energetic and talented designer or senior designer to join our group. Reporting to the creative director, this person will work on covers and jackets and related tasks for our Catapult and Counterpoint Press imprints. This is a great opportunity to work in a vibrant independent publishing atmosphere within a multifaceted company.


Preparing jacket and cover mechanicals which includes setting up files to template, designing overall layout, routing to appropriate departments within deadlines, executing edits and setting up effects, flight checking and sending final files to printer

Adjusting mechanical files for reprints

Routing proofs to creative director and managing editor and packaging for print vendor pickup

Obtaining high resolution approved cover files from freelance designers and checking files

Cover design

Creating cover formats and digital assets for each title and uploading to asset library and database

Archiving final mechanical files

Licensing artwork and maintaining related spreadsheet

Conducting art research

Remaining current on art, design, and publishing trends

Reporting to and assisting creative director


Minimum of 2-4 years book cover design experience

Highly creative with great design and layout skills

Broad knowledge of typography

Excellent communication and organization skills.

A positive attitude towards collaboration

Strong attention to detail

Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment

Fluency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
About Our  
Author-driven, we devote all energy to the fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices of our authors. The genres we cover are vast: fiction and nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, literary biography, religion, and philosophy. Counterpoint's main office is in Berkeley, California. Catapult and Soft Skull are primarily based in NYC. All books are distributed by Publishers Group West, a division of Ingram.

People of color, LGBTQIA people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Nicole Caputo
1140 Broadway, Suite 704
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