Our Children’s Books design team is currently seeking a Senior Designer to join the fast-paced, creative team. In this role, the Senior Designer will design covers and interiors for high-profile teen and middle grade novels under the HarperTeen and HarperCollins imprints. In this role you will: • Organize, design and manage several projects per season with guidance from Senior Art Director. • Work collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish. • Design and concept both tween and teen novels, create comps using stock photos, and help set up photo-shoots. • Effectively communicate with artists/photographers directly as needed. • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects and manage freelancers as needed. • Take initiative in the 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 you will: • Provide design support to supervisor. • Return art and dead matter. • Provide general assistance on special projects. • Trend spot/blog track: Stay on top of teen and tween trends in books, media and fashion. Qualifications • Minimum 3 years of design experience required • Book cover design experience strongly preferred • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials • Pre-press experience preferred • Excellent organizational and communication skills • Ability to set priorities under pressure • Strong Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator • Ability to work effectively in a team setting • A strong interest in middle grade and teen books • College degree or equivalent work experience • Course work in graphic design, typography and illustration preferred HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume through our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com. No phone calls/agencies.