New York City, New York (US)
Sep 21, 2018
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Oxford University Press is looking for a Book jacket designer for Academic, Medical, Law, Bibles, and Reference books.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Works independently but with art direction from manager, as part of a collaborative team structure
  • Executes design work that meets the project brief and is considerate of the content, audience, market, and brand.
  • Amends work to meet stakeholder/ design requirements.
  • Assigns work to suppliers and collaborates with in house staff to deliver workload.
  • Responsible for approximately 100-120 title per year (as principal designer or project manager)
  • Responsible for all database entry and effective inter-office communication to deliver work

Job requirements:

  • Degree-level qualification (or equivalent) in Graphic Design, preferably with a specialism in typography
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software (in Mac environment): InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, plus standard MS Office software. Ability to work in PC environment for presentations is a plus.
  • Design experience within a publishing/editorial environment
  • Print production experience; setting up files for offset (process colors) or digital printing
  • Ability to create strong design solutions which fulfill brief and within strict deadlines and budget
  • Ability to learn and utilize new technologies with numerical data interpretation skills
  • Photo research and image manipulation
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good communications skills and ability to work well within a team

Qualifications Skills

Required -

Microsoft Office Suite - Some Knowledge 

Administrative Skills - Intermediate Preferred

Research Skills - Some Knowledge

Analytical Skills -Intermediate

Behaviors - Preferred

Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

To be considered, you must have book design experience. 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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