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Requisition Number 19-0411
Post Date 8/1/2019
Title Design Assistant
Organization Name Tom Doherty Associates
City New York
State NY
Description Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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 Reporting to the Art Director of Tom Doherty Associates, the Design Assistant will provide general administrative support for the art department and assist with designs and graphics, and will be the liaison to other departments such as Marketing, Publicity, Editorial, Sub Rights, and Production to provide material as needed.

Major Responsibilities:

• Perform a wide variety of administrative tasks including: requesting, distributing, and archiving art files; assisting with art rights management and licensing requests; corresponding with in-house and outside designers, artists, stock houses, and other vendors; tracking and coding invoices.
• Assist in routing, trafficking, and final packaging and delivery of book jacket designs.
• Coordinate the delivery of book jacket design assets to Marketing, Publicity, and other departments as requested.
• Adapt hardcover jacket designs for paperback and ebook formats.
• Assist in other design projects as needed

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Motivated, highly organized and detail oriented with excellent time management skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficient in Mac platform and programs. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite required, with good InDesign and Photoshop skills & design sensibility.
• Ability to work collaboratively across departments.

Experience Needed:

• Internship or related experience a plus.

Educational Background Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in art/design or equivalent experience preferred but not required.



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