Job opening detail :
Senior Designer/Designer, Little, Brown Books for Young Reader
posted: Jan. 3, 2020
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Full Time
New York, NY
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers is seeking a dynamic and talented Designer or Senior Designer who will primarily be responsible for the design of books across all categories published by the children's division. This includes picture book, middle grade, young adult, graphic novel, fiction, and non-fiction.This person will be responsible for seeing each project through the design process, including conception, execution, approval, and transmitting files to Production.

List of Duties:
-Work closely with the Art Director and Editorial Department in the design and production of jackets, covers, and interiors (which includes creating sample pages and galleys, preparing files to go to the compositor, and/or typesetting files in-house as needed.)
-Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and freelancers in the creation of cover and interior artwork, from sketches to final art.
-Work with the Art Director to determine appropriate budgets and scopes of work for each title.
-Work closely with the Art Director to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
-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.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Art Director or Department Head

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
-Minimum of 4-7 years experience in book publishing design required — experience in children’s books preferred.
-Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
-Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required
-Ability to execute a broad range of designs that are appropriate for various age groups and formats (picture book, middle grade, young adult, graphic novel, fiction, and non-fiction), as well as literary and commercial markets.
-Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
-Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings, regardless of audience
-Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house artists and freelancers
-Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
-Solid print production experience required.
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