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Requisition Number 18-0495
Post Date 10/10/2018
Title Senior 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:

Imprint seeks a resourceful and imaginative senior designer, interested in continuing their career in children’s publishing. The position encompasses a range of design-related responsibilities associated with every stage of producing picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and young adult novels in both hardcover and paperback. The position will sometimes work with licensing projects and adult titles. The ideal candidate will have strong sense of commercial design & branding, knowledge of the children’s book marketplace, interest in pop culture, and a keen eye for new ideas and trends.

Major Responsibilities:

• Deliver creative solutions to design challenges
• Design and manage all stages of book packaging (jackets, covers, interiors), from early concept to final bound book
• Closely collaborate on book projects with editorial team, creative director, and production department
• Assist creative director on design tasks
• Work with freelancers, illustrators, photographers, and agents
• Route material for approval, maintain schedules, and prepare files for output
• Participate in Imprint brainstorming
• Work with other teams/departments to ensure materials requests are met in a timely and effective manner
Skills:

• Strong Portfolio - Your design portfolio demonstrates creative talent, a refined sense of typography, and a powerful sense of communication
• Team Player -We’re a small group that’s busy yet friendly, so being personable is key.
• Balance - You handle multiple projects, work independently and meet deadlines comfortably
• Calm Under Pressure - You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations
• Receptive - You have the ability accept and respond professionally to feedback and creative direction
• Proactive – You have a knack for planning, and are effective at problem solving
• Detail Oriented - You pay close attention to all the little details

Requirements:

• Design portfolio illustrating creative talent
• Excellent knowledge and skills in Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat.
• Motivated. Good attitude. Team player. Creative.

Experience Needed:

• Minimum 3 years professional design experience in children’s publishing

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Fine Art or equivalent
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