Designer-Young Readers Description: We are seeking a Designer to design and manage all stages of book production (covers, interiors, novelty) for 25-30 children’s books per year. Work collaboratively with all members of the design team and communicate with outside artists and artist agents while maintaining design schedules. The Designer will also be responsible for remaining current on art, design and publishing trends and for taking a creative lead by bringing new ideas and methods of workflow to the design team. This position will work on titles for five Young Readers’ imprints, including Grosset & Dunlap and Price Stern Sloan. The imprints publish in a variety of formats such as paperback series, novelty books, board books and sticker books. Please apply if you meet the following requirements: •Proficiency with Mac platform and Adobe Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) •Minimum of 2 years prior experience in book design •4 year college degree from an accredited art and design school •Strong attention to detail and organizational skills •Effective and positive interpersonal and communication skills •Knowledge of typography, art and proper file management as it relates to quality production •Comic book/graphic novel experience a plus •Enthusiasm for media tie-in and licensing genre preferred •Experience in HTML and CSS coding a plus
Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirement and a link to your portfolio. No phone calls/agencies.
Penguin Group (USA) values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.