Designer

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Jan 14, 2014
Closes
Feb 13, 2014
Contact
Ms. Lindsay Pryor
Category
Design, Publishing
Duration
Full Time
The Designer is responsible for the design of the print and digital formats of Media Tie-in and Early Reader books for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Working alongside the Art Director, this person will be responsible for seeing each project through the design process, including conception, approval, and production

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work directly with the Licensing Art Director, Editorial, Sales, Marketing, and Licensors to conceptualize cover designs
Create designs that are appropriate for both physical and digital versions of the book, and can translate into multiple formats
Create cover and interior mechanicals, as well as novelty components (stickers, posters, perf cards, box sets).
Oversee the development of enhanced digital books (e-books and apps), and provide all necessary assets.
Work closely with illustrators and photographers in the creation of cover and interior artwork..
Create select advertising and promotional materials for key titles on an as needed basis.
Work closely with the Licensing Art Director to schedule and prepare materials for jacket meetings, as well as Sales and Marketing meetings.
Work with Licensing Art Director to determine appropriate budgets and scopes of work for each title.
Ensure all fiction covers are uploaded onto proprietary database (The Vault) and archive documents appropriately. Make sure “milestone dates” are recorded in Pubtracker database.
Manage schedules and licensor approvals of assigned projects to make sure key marketing and sales dates are met, as well as the creation of sales materials.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Licensing Art Director or Department Head

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
Minimum of 3 years experience in book publishing design required – experience in children’s books and/or licensing preferred.
Ability to execute a broad range of designs that are appropriate for various age groups and genres (Picture Books, Chapter Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult), as well as literary and commercial markets.
Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required; working knowledge of Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Muse, and After Effects a plus)
Ability to attend to details and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Ability to manage in-house and out-of-house freelancers
Ability to take direction yet maintain intuition
Ability to stay current on top of new print and digital design trends
Solid print production experience required. Experience with digital production and PDF workflow preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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