Senior Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Oct 19, 2011
Closes
Nov 18, 2011
Contact
K P
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
HarperCollins Publishers seeks a Sr. Designer to join its Creative Operations department.

Responsibilities include:
Project Management, Book Design, and Desktop Publishing for various imprints.
Responsible for all stages of interior book design for assigned titles from manuscript to bound books for books of all levels of complexityone to four color projects with a focus on complicated four color non-fiction titles.
Under minimal supervision:
Prepare sample pages and comp specifications.
Design and prepare text interior, insert, and binding mechanicals for the manufacturing at the Printer, as applicable.
Handle design aspects of Paperback Conversions.
Learn to create eBooks.
Archive final desktop files to DAM.
Check color proofs and T-Prints as well as various stages of printing proofs through bound book.
Keep Design Manager informed of projects; update status report routinely.
Keep book projects on timely schedule to maintain publication schedule. Working within tight deadlines is a key responsibility due to the fast pace schedules of the imprints.

Qualifications:

Must possess 5 years of prior relevant work experience.
Solid desktop publishing experience working with InDesign and, Photoshop and Illustrator on one-color through four-color book production. Knowledge of Quark is helpful.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Detail-oriented, well-organized and able to set priorities under pressure a must.
Ability to handle multiple complex titles at various stages of production and must work well within a group dynamic.
Strong project management skills a plus.
Knowledge of ebooks and new technologies is a plus.

If interested in this position, please apply online at http://harpercollinscareers.com.

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