HarperCollins Publishers

  • Designer

    Job Locations US-NJ-Monmouth Junction
    Art & Design
  • Overview

    We are seeking a creative and motivated Designer to join the HarperCollins Center of Excellence team in the Princeton, NJ office. In this role, the Designer will be responsible for composing covers, jackets, and audio packaging as well as creating templated interiors for fiction, non-fiction, and illustrated titles in both English and Spanish languages. This is a great opportunity to learn about books while working with and supporting the Art Director.


    • Work collaboratively with members of the Design, Editorial, and Production teams.
    • Execute mechanicals of covers and jackets for approximately 25 to 50 titles a year.
    • Choose and apply existing interior design templates.
    • Create final files for inserts, printed endsheets, and other ancillary book components and editions.
    • Preflight and release cover/jacket and interior files to the printer.
    • Organize art to transmit to production.
    • Color correct with production and editorial teams and attend press oks when possible.
    • Approve printed samples to make sure they meet quality standards.
    • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects.
    • Archive all projects on time and be aware of production status.
    • Provide design support to supervisors, as needed.
    • Provide general assistance on special projects, as needed.



    • Minimum 1 – 2 years of design experience preferred
    • College degree or equivalent work experience in Graphic Design, Typography, and/or Illustration preferred
    • Strong Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
    • Book cover design experience a +
    • Basic understanding of production process, color correction, and holding schedules a +
    • Pre-press experience a +
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish a +
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to set priorities under pressure
    • Ability to work effectively in a team setting


    To apply, please visit our website: http://harpercollinscareers.com.


    About the Company:

    HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With nearly two hundred years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) and can be visited online at corporate.HC.com. 


    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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