Design Assistant, Children’s Books & ComicArts

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive salary and benefits eligible
Mar 08, 2019
Entry Level
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

SUMMARY: Assist the Art Director and Associate Art Director in supporting the entire design team with administrative duties, special requests, reprint corrections, asset management and cover feed. Reports directly to the Associate Art Director, Calendars & Licensing and assists with design of calendars and licensed children’s books.

Supports entire design team with administrative duties (generating contracts, managing freelancer invoices, managing TMM, organizing Design Resources folder, updating Onboarding document)
Manages digital assets—point person for Kids and ComicArts for file requests, archival process, and manages the cover feed
Assists with file management issues/troubleshooting
Designs calendars and Licensed children’s books
Manages and executes reprint corrections and departmental collateral

1–2 years of design experience in book publishing and/or product development, or print design
Proficiency with Adobe Design Suite, experience using InDesign strongly preferred
Excellent time-management and organizational skills of highest importance; ability to prioritize and juggle the various moving parts of the Design Department
Understanding of digital file management
Ability to troubleshoot preflight issues
Motivated to learn, grow, research, solve problems, and work closely with team members
Ability to communicate and collaborate with editors and other departments
Desire to work closely within a team of other designers, editors, and production managers
Proficiency with current Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Interest in children’s and licensed books

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