HarperCollins Publishers

  • Graphic Designer

    Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
    Art & Design
  • Overview

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing seeks a Graphic Designer with experience in typesetting predominantly black and white book interiors to join our team in Nashville, Tennessee. We’re an in-house Content Design team supporting multiple fiction and non-fiction publishing groups.


    The successful candidate should have knowledge of current book trends and typography. We work in a fast-paced environment, so appropriate creative vision, attention to detail, and execution are crucial for the role, as well as organization and managing a demanding schedule.


    Under supervision by the Creative Director:

    • Work simultaneously on 12-20 projects based on publishing cycle.
    • Work collaboratively with editorial, production, and art directors on the development of book interiors from design concept to typesetting page proofs to creating high quality print ready files for simple content.
    • Take initiative in each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, and demonstrate consistent follow-through to meet deadlines.
    • Properly manage projects and report progress.
    • Manipulate photos and illustrations; create graphs and charts as needed.
    • Responsible for pre-press operations to prepare print ready PDF for the printer.
    • Collect all necessary files and documents pertaining to a project and archive following established procedures.
    • Repurpose existing content and make reprint corrections as requested.


    The above list is not necessarily all-inclusive



    • Strong Macintosh computer skills in CC Suites programs: mainly InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
    • Knowledge of typography and composition preferred
    • Knowledge of book structural elements and proofreading marks


    Work Experience:

    • 2-3 years of professional experience in creative/design/type management processes; emphasis on managing text
    • Portfolio required for consideration




    • BA from respected institution in Design field, especially relating to interior book design and typography


    Industry Knowledge:

    • Understands printing and binding processes
    • Knowledge of Trade Book design and current trends preferred


    • Knowledge of long document typesetting in InDesign
    • High level of skill working with Adobe CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator on MAC OS
    • Familiarity with working in Microsoft Word and Excel a plus
    • Handle multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities
    • Effective written and oral communication skills with extended team and publishers
    • Able to work quickly, accurately, and efficiently

    Additional Skills:

    • Analytical
    • Detail oriented
    • Well organized and able to set priorities
    • Works well in fast-paced environment
    • Able to work independently
    • Problem-solver with a proactive attitude
    • Team player, able to work well with others
    • Flexible to changes
    • Ability to concept and create their own vision
    • Love of typography and books

    HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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