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Requisition Number 17-0203
Post Date 3/20/2017
Title Designer
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
City New York
State NY
Description
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux; Henry Holt & Company; W. H. Freeman and Worth Publishers; Bedford/St. Martin’s; Picador; Roaring Brook Press; St. Martin’s Press; Tor Books; Hayden McNeil; Macmillan Children’s Group; Flatiron Books; Macmillan Audio; and Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences— --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective—in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Macmillan Publishers, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

Seeking an experienced designer responsible for picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels published by the FSG Books for Young Readers and Roaring Brook Press.

Major Responsibilities:

• Design jackets and interiors for picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult novels.
• Review picture book materials at all stages, including book dummies.
• Design interior sample pages and create specifications for compositor
• Work closely with illustrators, photographers, and letterers.
• Work closely with art director and editors
• Participate in production meetings and jacket meetings
• Prepare files for the printer, and approve proofs and other progress materials.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

Collaborative, versatile, virtuous, and creative designer with:

• Ability to conceive and create exceptional book design.
• Skilled at photo/art/illustration research.
• Strong typographic skills.
• Mastery of the current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.

Experience Needed:

• A minimum of 3 years book experience.

Educational Background Required:

• College level training at an accredited art school preferred, but not required.

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