This position involves designing approximately 12 books per year -- typically, 4-6 cookbooks and a variety of other titles (crafts, fiction, pop culture, art books, humor, etc). This designer will report to the Art Director and will supervise a variety of freelance illustrators, photographers, and designers. Essential Duties:* Conceive and design covers and interiors of approximately 12 books a year.* Work with Art Director and Publisher to determine appropriate budgets for each title and for the design department.* Hire and manage freelance artists and photographers to create covers and interior artwork.* Work with Managing Editor to schedule and prepare materials for Sales meetings.* Create designs that are appropriate for both physical and digital versions of books.* Submit key titles for industry design awardsQualifications:* 3-5+ years experience in book publishing* Ability to execute a broad range of designs for our very eclectic list. Quirk publishes adult, YA, and middle-grade fiction across all genres as well as cookbooks, craft books, history books, art books, gag gifts, tarot decks, pop-up books, graphic novels, and more. * Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography* Proficiency in InDesign, Quark, Photoshop, and Illustrator required.* Ability to take direction but also take initiative and create independently as well.* Active interest in print and digital design trends* Solid print production experience required; experience with digital production preferred Please send resume and a link to online portfolio via email through Media Bistro. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.