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Requisition Number 17-0515
Post Date 8/2/2017
Title Senior 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, 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 be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC.
Requirements
Position Description:

The candidate would be responsible for picture book and non-fiction book design. Bearing in mind the distinct characteristics of the FSG and RBP imprints, 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:

• Design of picture book interiors and jackets
• Approval of all manner of proofs related to their titles
• Organization of their work for the accessibility of other departments
• Participation in larger group creative discussions

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Knowledge of current trends in the childrens book field, and a desire to stay ahead of them
• Ability to envision and execute superlative designs
• Willingness to read contribute to the flow of ideas
• Resilience when it comes to constructive criticism, and backbone when it comes to reasonable argument
• Healthy curiosity about innovations in our field and in related fields
• Thorough knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Experience Needed:

• 3-5 years of work in the field/industry

Educational Background Required:

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

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