HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Graphic Designer

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
Category
Art & Design

Overview

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing seeks a creative Senior Graphic Designer with experience in designing and typesetting 4-color life style, cookbooks, and gift books to join our team in Nashville, Tennessee. We’re an in-house Content Design team looking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into high-design book interior layouts.

 

The successful candidate should have an intimate knowledge of current book trends and typography to support our fiction, non-fiction, and specialty publishing teams. We work in a fast-paced environment, so strong and appropriate creative vision and execution are crucial for the role, as well as organization and managing a demanding schedule.

 

Responsibilities

Under minimal 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 proofs to creating high quality print ready files for complex product; 4-color experience required.
  • 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 and color correct 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.

Qualifications

Knowledge:

  • Expert Macintosh computer skills in CC Suites programs
  • Strong knowledge of typography including use of paragraph, character, and GREP styles; Master Pages required
  • Knowledge of book structural elements and proofreading marks

 

Work Experience:

  • 8 years of professional experience in creative/design/type management processes, project management
  • Portfolio required for consideration

 

Education:

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

 

Industry Knowledge:

  • Understands printing and binding processes
  • Strong knowledge of Trade Book design and current trends required

Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of long document production in InDesign
  • High level of skill working with CC InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other necessary graphic software on MAC OS
  • Capable of working with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Project Management
  • Handle multiple tasks and set appropriate priorities
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to comfortably brainstorm and communicate smoothly and effectively
  • Able to work quickly, accurately, and efficiently

 

HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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