Senior Designer

Location
New York
Posted
Jan 30, 2013
Closes
Mar 01, 2013
Contact
Human Resources
Category
Design, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Our Children’s Books design team is currently seeking a Senior Designer to work with our HarperFestival Imprint.

Responsibilities:
•Hiring artists for illustrated books, directing them, circulating their work for approval, keeping them on schedule, and processing their invoices.
•Designing covers and presenting them for approval.
•Preparing jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer, being responsible for all stages of design for paperback and hardcover books from manuscript to bound book.
•Checking color proofs and various stages of printing through bound book
•Keeping book projects on a timely schedule to maintain publication schedule and keeping manager informed of status.
•Archiving all projects in DAM.

Requirements:
•College degree or equivalent work experience
•Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience, preferably dealing with licensed properties and media tie-ins
•Knowledge of typography, graphic design, book manufacturing, printing, and production
•Mastery of all graphic programs, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
•Excellent written and oral communication
•Ability to draw well enough to communicate with illustrators
•Well organized and detail-oriented
•Ability to set priorities under pressure




To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.

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