HarperCollins Publishers

Designer - Ecco

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Art & Design





We have an exciting opportunity for a Designer to join our Ecco imprint.


Ecco was founded as an independent press in 1971, and has been part of HarperCollins since 1999. Ecco publishes about 75 books a year, from literary fiction and general nonfiction to poetry, cookbooks, and literature in translation, by authors including Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and National Book Award recipients.


  • Works with Senior Art Director to concept and create jackets and covers for hardcover and paperback books.
  • Attends cover meetings and presents covers for approval.
  • Prepares jacket and cover mechanicals for in-house routing, then manages them through production and archiving processes.
  • Assists with jacket reprint corrections.
  • Assists with interdepartmental requests.
  • Handles multiple projects while maintaining publication schedules and keeping manager informed of progress.


  • Minimum of two years of design experience
  • Book cover design experience, or related field (fluent in using typography, imagery, and color to convey ideas) 
  • Strong Mac skills in InDesign and Photoshop 
  • Drawing and hand-lettering skills a plus
  • Love of reading, with a willingness to work on a variety of books
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills  
  • Must be creative, adaptable, and have a strong work ethic
  • Ability to prioritize and perform under pressure 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting 
  • 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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