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Requisition Number 17-0240
Post Date 3/31/2017
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 for Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Roaring Brook Press, and Flashpoint. The candidate would take responsibility for a portion of each list. Bearing in mind the distinct characteristics of each imprint, they would be responsible for conjuring provocative and appealing designs that meet the goals set out for each title by the publisher. The candidate would report in to the senior creative director and be accountable for the progress of each of their titles with respect to the deadlines and budgets established for each.

Major Responsibilities:

• the design of picture book and non-fiction interiors and jackets
• work closely with creative director and editors
• the organization of their work for the accessibility of other departments
• participation in production meetings, jacket meetings, and larger group creative
discussions
• the preparation of files for the printer, and approval of all manner of proofs
related to their titles

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Ability to concept and create exceptional book design.
• Ability to work on multiple projects at once and meet tight deadlines.
• a willingness to read (a lot) and contribute to the flow of ideas
• a healthy curiosity about innovations in our field and in related fields
• thorough knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

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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