We have an exciting opportunity for a Designer to join our Children's Books Group! RESPONSIBILITIES:• Organize, design and manage several of own picture book and novel projects per season with guidance from supervisor or Associate Director.• Work collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.• Effective written and oral communication directly with artists as needed.• Take initiative in course of each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, demonstrate consistent follow-through and meet deadlines.• Color correct and attend press oks when possible.• Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated As needed:• Provide administrative or design support to Supervisor.• Responsibly manage original art-Scan, log in, track, circulate and return, as needed for all assigned projects• Return dead matter for all assigned projects• General assistance on special projects.QUALIFICATIONS:• 3-5 years of experience in childrens book design dept.• Must have some experience with picture book development and bookmaking process• Knowledge of current published illustrators, and resources for discovering new artists desired, especially in picture book genre• Strong Macintosh computer skills, and design skills using Quark, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator essential. • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, and ability to set priorities under pressure.• Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials • Demonstration of good design sense, organization and communicative skills.• Team player and genuine interest in Children's books.• College Degree or equivalent work experience. Course work in graphic design, typography and illustration desired.To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.