Graphic Designer, Marketing

Kensington Books
New York City, New York (US)
Annual salary + health, dental, 401k, paid vacation/holidays
Oct 21, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Mid-sized book publishing house in New York seeks an experienced Marketing Designer to conceptualize and create promotional assets for our list of commercial fiction and nonfiction. The position encompasses a range of design and illustration-related responsibilities associated with every stage of promoting books across all formats. Main responsibilities will include:

  • Conceptualize and design print and digital assets to promote books, including ads, social media graphics, emails, bookmarks, booklets and brochures, website assets, infographics, sell sheets, presentations, etc.
  • Create original illustrations and logos
  • Generate book mockups and product shots in Photoshop
  • Keep current understanding of design and marketing trends
  • Experience with preparing files for digital and offset print, as well as generating ad tags and trackers for online advertising
  • Researching, sourcing and licensing images
  • Identify emerging design trends to suggest for potential implementation
  • Closely collaborate on marketing projects with campaign managers / publicists, digital team, sales, and editorial team to brainstorm and execute visual concepts and campaigns
  • Commission and supervise freelancers, illustrators and photographers as needed
  • Route material for approval, maintain schedules, and prepare files for output


  • At least 3 years of promotional design experience
  • Advanced proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, and Illustrator)
  • Video editing software proficiency is a plus (Final Cut Pro, Premiere, etc…)
  • Knowledge of HTML5 and Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Understanding of image sourcing and licensing
  • Strong design portfolio that demonstrates creative talent, a refined sense of typography, and a powerful sense of communication
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, work independently and meet deadlines comfortably with little oversight
  • Self-starter with a proactive, optimistic outlook, strong work ethic, meticulous attention to detail and superior organizational skills
  • Ability to design compelling, creative visuals that will appeal to and engage target audiences without requiring a lot of direction 
  • A strong eye and vision for high quality compelling images and graphic design
  • Hand lettering skills a plus

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