New York City, New York (US)
Competitive annual salary, health, dental, and 401K
Nov 28, 2017
Dec 28, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Full Time


Our Children’s Books design team is currently seeking a Designer to join the fast-paced, creative team. In this role, the Designer will design covers and interiors for children’s books, I Can Read series, licensed and novelty books and box sets.


  • Organize, design and manage several projects per season with guidance from Art Director.
  • Work creatively and collaboratively with all members of the team on the development of the project from concept to finish.
  • Effectively communicate with artists/illustrators/artist reps directly as needed.
  • Keep projects on a timely schedule, keep Art Director informed of project status daily, and keep production status reports updated.
  • Prepare jacket, cover, and interior mechanicals for the printer.
  • Archive all projects in DAM.

As needed you will: 

  • Provide design support to Art Director.
  • Provide general assistance to team on special projects.
  • Effectively communicate directly with artists/illustrators/artist reps.
  • Trend spot: Stay on top of design trends in children’s books, children’s illustration, and related media.
  • Return artwork and dead matter.


  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to daily job functions
  • BFA College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design and Typography
  • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects, manage time, and communicate progress and to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Performs duties quickly and efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Minimum 3 years of design experience required 
  • Experience in publishing and a passion for children’s books preferred
  • Licensed publishing and/or novelty experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software, with strong emphasis in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator required

HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.

HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job.  That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.