HarperCollins Publishers

Design Assistant

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Art & Design




Our Harper Art team is currently seeking a Design Assistant to provide administrative support. 


  • Provides administrative support to the Art department including distributing mail and ordering supplies.
  • Codes and processes invoices.
  • Processes contracts with freelance designers, photographers and illustrators.
  • Compiles weekly meeting agendas; calls editors during meetings.
  • Creates and maintains spreadsheets/grids to track mechanicals and approvals.
  • Organizes mechanicals, DAM, and cover Final/Catalog list.
  • Files all flats, press proofs, and material stored in studio.
  • Attends various meetings including the Production meeting and takes notes for the Art Department.
  • Sends out all final book mailings to freelancers.
  • Designs basic galleys and sends to the printer.


  • 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 InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • A strong interest in 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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