HarperCollins Publishers

Design Assistant - Harper

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 freelancers.
  • 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.


  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience (including but not limited to internships and/or coursework)
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • A strong interest in books
  • Mac skills and design skills using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator a plus
  • Course work in graphic design, typography and illustration a plus
  • College degree or equivalent work experience

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


This role is currently based out of New York, New York. You will need to commute to the office when it reopens.


HarperCollins is an equal opportunity employer.


Our recruitment team will review all applications submitted through www.harpercollins.com/careers. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This role will be taken down when we are no longer accepting new applicants.


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