Job opening detail :
Senior Designer, Sterling Ethos
posted: Aug. 1, 2022
Offered by:
Union Square & Co.
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K; Flexible Spending Account; Generous Employee Discount; and more!
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
Sterling Ethos—an industry leader in body, mind, and spirit titles for the spiritually curious—is seeking a senior-level design witch or wizard to work on all things Magical and Mystical! The Senior Designer will create covers, interiors, tarot and oracle deck packages, and other items for Sterling Ethos’s growing line of specialty and lifestyle products. Our ideal candidate will be someone who is steeped in the body, mind, and spiritual world, who is not afraid to explore the esoteric realm, and is on top of the trends in the market in our core subjects and product lines. We are looking for someone with strong communication and time management skills, as well as attention to detail, and who can work within a team structure. This is an opportunity to help reshape the look of the Sterling Ethos imprint and its line of bestselling specialty goods, and to make truly creative work that inspires and informs its ever-expanding audience.

Essential Functions:
· Conceptualize and generate creative and innovative designs for covers & interiors of established series, kits and decks, and original standalone titles for the Sterling Ethos imprint
· Works closely with the Art Director to maintain the highest quality of design and production standards while keeping on track with deadlines.
· Collaborates closely with Ethos editorial team to develop thoughtful, market-appropriate designs for covers and interiors.
· Oversees all stages of preparation including file preparation, color correction, and reviewing proofs.
· Maintains ongoing communications and schedules with the Editorial and Production departments to ensure timely execution and follow through from manuscript to bound book for all projects.
· Researches and oversees freelance illustrators and designers when required.
· Ensures that the designs fulfill Sterling Ethos’s high standards, represent the brand in the market, and push the envelope in both concept and execution.
· Attends weekly status and design meetings.
· Stays abreast of changes in publishing industry, design trends, and new techniques that will improve the efficiency and creativity

Qualifications:
· Minimum 5-7 years design experience in book publishing
· 4-year college degree preferably in Graphic Design, or equivalent work experience
· Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat
· An interest in magical and mystical publishing, tarot cards, wicca and pagan spiritualism; experience designing products for these areas a plus
· Experience designing both covers and interiors
· Experience hiring and overseeing illustrators, negotiating rates, and rights usage
· Detailed knowledge of pre-press requirements for print: manufacturing process, proofing, and color correction.
· Experience in kit/deck packaging, from concept to mechanical
· Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
· Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
About Our  
Company:
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of our creators by providing best-in-class production, editorial and design choices. Headquartered in New York City, Union Square & Co., LLC is a subsidiary of Sterling Publishing Co, Inc., and includes imprints Puzzlewright Press, home to pencil-and-paper puzzles, and Sterling Ethos, home to magic and mystic-driven books and products. For more information, visit unionsquareandco.com .

Sterling Ethos, founded in 2009, is an industry leader in body, mind, and spirit titles for the spiritually curious. Our beautifully packaged titles cover a wide range of subjects, from meditation and mindfulness, alternative health, and inspiration to witchcraft and metaphysics, as well as esoterica like tarot and mediumship. With a commitment to honoring a variety of perspectives and being first to market to answer the needs of seekers looking to learn more about exciting new subjects, our expansive and inclusive acquisitions philosophy has produced a library of bestsellers.
Address:
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Special  
Instructions:
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Thank you for your interest in Union Square & Co.!
Job #:
34351
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