HarperCollins Publishers

  • Design Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Art & Design
  • Overview



    Our Children’s Books design team is currently seeking a Design Assistant to join the fast-paced, creative team. In this role the Design Assistant will provide administrative and design support to the VP/Creative Director.


    • Provides administrative support to the VP/Creative Director including answering phone, distributing mail, updating charts, ordering books and supplies, etc.
    • Supplies the sales department with dummies/mockups of books for sales presentations.
    • Codes and processes invoices for the design department.
    • Assists with design for paperback repackages, reprints and bound galleys. 
    • Provides design support to supervisor.
    • Returns art and dead matter.


    • Minimum 1 year design experience required
    • Book cover design experience strongly preferred
    • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, timely routing of materials
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to set priorities under pressure
    • Strong Mac skills and design skills using Quark, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
    • A strong interest in Children's books
    • College degree or equivalent work experience
    • Course work in graphic design, typography and illustration preferred


    HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.

    HarperCollins Publishers is an equal opportunity employer.


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