Position with a top-five publisher to create children’s and gift books for some of the most influential authors in Christian publishing. The Specialty Division at HarperCollins Christian Publishing is seeking an Art Director for gift books, children’s books, devotionals, lifestyle books and journals.
Seeking candidate with strong creative vision, ideation, execution, organization, and communication skills. The position provides conceptual and creative direction for covers and marketing pieces, commissions external illustrators, designers, and vendors, maintains art budgets, and manages a robust
The Specialty Division at Thomas Nelson is the publishing division for Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling, Lysa Terkeurst’s Embraced, Annie F. Downs’ 100 Days to Brave, Emily Ley’s A Simplified Life, Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett’s Good Good Father, God Bless You and Goodnight, as well as numerous other bestselling authors and titles.
Knowledge: Expert knowledge of graphic design, working knowledge of publishing and book manufacturing processes.
Work Experience: 5 years minimum in Art Director capacity.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field.
Industry Knowledge: Knowledge of publishing, book manufacturing, and marketing is preferable, but not required. Must possess a keen eye for market trends, fashion, and design.
Collaborative problem solver who is quick to brainstorm potential solutions to any problem presented
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Intrinsically motivated and invested in the quality of his/her work
Calm and works well under pressure
Positive can-do attitude
Team player who is willing to step up when needed to help the team achieve overall goals
Ability to prioritize, multitask, manage resources across multiple projects, and meet right deadlines
Ability to anticipate needs, plan ahead, and effectively problem solve
Flexible and ready to respond to new opportunities
Meticulous attention to detail
Self-motivated, proactive, and highly productive
HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.