Junior Designer

New York
Jan 14, 2013
Feb 13, 2013
HR Department
Full Time
The Basic Books Group is seeking a motivated and creative individual with book design experience or a strong love for books who possesses skills in design, layout, typography and time-management for the position of Junior Designer. This position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities including:

• Working under the direction of the Art Director
• Assisting Art Director in departmental duties
• Administrative work
• Managing all aspects and stages of a book’s jacket design and production
• Mechanical and promotional materials design and layout
• Assisting with and potential for designing covers
• Receiving proofs

• BFA or BA in Graphic Design
• 1-3 years of relevant work experience in a creative group or related internship
• Expert proficiency in InDesign, PhotoShop, and Illustrator – Mac based.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Superior organizational skills and a keen eye for details
• Photographic eye and a creative, outside-the-box approach to choosing photos
• Ability to provide creative solutions to design challenges
• Ability to manage multiple projects, work quickly without sacrificing quality in a deadline-driven environment
• Adapting to changing schedules, and working under tight time constraints
• Knowledge of pre-press processes and print production
• A strong portfolio that shows great potential
• Sophisticated sense of typography with an attention to detail
• Experience with Quark helpful
• Staying on top of industry trends and sharing them with the team

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with a link to an online portfolio and your salary requirement. Submissions without this will not be considered.

Please send materials to:

Please submit a cover letter and resume and a link to an online portfolio to employment.op@perseusbooks.com

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