Job opening detail :
posted: Oct. 28, 2021
Offered by:
Little Bee Books
Health; Dental; 401K; Vision, Life Insurance, PTO
Full Time
New York, NY
Little Bee Books is looking for a Designer for the BuzzPop imprint. We are a children’s book publisher dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun books for busy little bees ages 0 through 16. Little Bee Books offers an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. Our goal is simple – make great books and have fun doing it. A role at Little Bee Books is an opportunity to be a part of something unique!

*This position is temporarily remote and will be based full-time out of our New York City offices.

The Designer is responsible for every element of licensed book creation—from working with Editorial on the initial concept and asset selection, to the final output of print-ready files. They work with Editorial and the Licensors, Sales, Marketing/Publicity, Managing Editorial, and Production to ensure that all art and design needs are met for individual titles, spanning across all licensed children’s books formats and genres.

• Work closely with Art Director regularly reporting on progress.
• Work with BuzzPop Editorial to determine book concepts that fit licensor assets.
• Work with Licensors to procure assets and style guides.
• Ensure that assets are correct, complete, and contain everything that is needed for the book/project.
• Follow licensor style guides to ensure requirements and standards are met.
• Oversee work of junior designers on a project by project basis.
• Seek out, and then art direct artists as necessary, based on feedback from various contributors.
• Oversee procurement of art/design files from other companies for re-packaged titles.
• Procure and manage stock art/photos and fonts as necessary.
• Manage photo assets, and art direct photoshoots.
• Route books throughout various stages of development, gaining the necessary approvals to finalize.
• Present covers to in-house team.
• Make in-house corrections to text, and art/color as necessary.
• Hand letter titles and other text elements.
• Manage schedules of overlapping projects.
• Post images for sales and manage sales image archive throughout book production.
• Complete preflight and output final book files for the printer.
• Manage the creation (by external vendor) and processing of e-book files for select titles.
• Ensure files are archived properly on the server.
• At the end of a license, work with Licensor to deliver complete files to them and destroy in-house versions.
• Make reprint corrections to backlist titles (i.e. copyright updates, spine adjustments, etc.)
• Create advertisements and other visuals for sales and marketing/publicity.
• Assist the rest of the Design team with non-licensed projects when necessary.

• Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred, or college course work and knowledge gained through equivalent work experience.
• 3-5 years of professional design experience required.
• Design capacity in children’s publishing required.
• Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator required.
• Strong foundation in typography and book layout.
• Experience with picture books, novelty books, and activity books licenses required.
• Excellent attention to accuracy and quality while managing multiple projects and meeting tight production deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
• Strong aesthetic and the ability to communicate creative direction.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to work independently, and with minimal supervision.

• Good verbal and written communication skills.

• Design portfolio required.
About Our  
About Little Bee Books: Little Bee Books, the company’s eponymous imprint, is dedicated to making high-quality, creative, and fun children’s books for busy little bees ages 0 through 12, offering an inspired selection of early learning concept books, board books, novelty books, activity books, picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, gift sets, and more. For more information, please visit

About BuzzPop: BuzzPop, an imprint of Little Bee Books, creates media and licensing books designed to bring the very best of pop culture, favorite brands, and media tie-ins to fans of all ages. With a list including bilingual Disney books, a full line of L.O.L. Surprise! titles, and Crayola coloring and activity books, as well as publishing programs featuring boundary-breaking social media influencers such as Meredith Foster and Karina Garcia, BuzzPop is devoted to creating empowering and diverse books for everyone. For more information, please visit

About Yellow Jacket: Yellow Jacket, an imprint of Little Bee Books, publishes middle grade and young adult series and standalone titles for ages 8 and up, covering an array of genres including humor, historical fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age stories, graphic novels, and much more. For more information, please visit

Little Bee Books is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, alienage, disability, age or perceived age, genetic information, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, partnership status, military status, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, and benefits.
Please apply by sending your resume and portfolio to and listing the position you are applying for in the subject line. Please be sure to note your salary expectations. We’d love to hear more about you and your passion for our company so please feel free to send a letter, video, comic monologue, or whatever best showcases you.
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