New York City, New York (US)
Competitive annual salary, health, dental, and 401K
Nov 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.

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