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Requisition Number 19-0059
Post Date 2/6/2019
Title Designer
Organization Name Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
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
Position Description:

Jacket and interior designer responsible for approximately 30 young adult and middle grade titles per year, published by the FSG BYR and Roaring Brook Press imprints.

Major Responsibilities:

• Create and execute arresting jacket and interior designs for young adult and middle grade fiction titles.
• Present design concepts to editors and at jacket meetings.
• Create interior design and type specifications for compositor.
• Prepare files and approve proofs and other progress materials.
• Collaborate and liaise effectively with creators, editors, and production and other in-house departments.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

Collaborative, versatile, and creative designer with:
• A proven ability to envision and execute outstanding design.
• Strong typographic skills (hand lettering is a plus)
• Skilled at photo/art/illustrator research.
• Thorough knowledge and experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and related applications.
• A great attitude, team player mentality, and passion for books.

Experience Needed:

• A minimum of 5 years of work in the field

Educational Background Required:

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