Associate Art Director

New York City, New York (US)
Competitive salary and eligible to enroll in health benefits, 401k, etc.
May 17, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Summary: The Associate Art Director will focus on the design and conceptualization of branded middle-grade series and chapter books.


  • Oversee Amulet imprint with a focus on the middle-grade branded series
  • Concept and design approximately 15-20 new titles per year.
  • Manage Assistant Designer
  • Define look and feel of branded middle grade series
  • Create mood-boards for new projects providing a wide range of illustration talent to fulfill the needs of each project
  • Have a strong list of illustrator contacts
  • Scout, hire and art direct freelance designers.
  • Work closely with editors, authors, designers and team to define the look and feel of each cover and series


  • Minimum of 7-10 years of design experience in book publishing with a proven track record in the middle grade field
  • Excellent organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Experience and knowledge of series branding
  • Experience working with high-profile authors
  • Understanding of the commercial market and design trends of middle-grade series and commercial YA book covers
  • Ability to manage multiple freelance designers and work with outside packagers
  • Proficiency with current Adobe Design Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • 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

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