HarperCollins Publishers

Senior Designer

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Art & Design




Our Harper Art Dept team is currently seeking a Senior Designer to join the fast-paced, creative team. In this role, the Senior Designer will design covers for a wide range of high-profile titles under the Harper Hardcover and Paperback imprints.


  • Organize, design and handle covers, jackets, and mechanicals with guidance from VP/Senior Director, Art.
  • Assists with preparation for meetings; prints materials, such as comps, sample layouts; mounts covers and/or creates dummy books. 
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the team.
  • Effectively communicate with artists/photographers directly as needed. 
  • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects and manage freelancers as needed.
  • Take initiative in the course of each project to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, demonstrate consistent follow-through, and meet deadlines.
  • Color correct and attend press oks when possible.
  • Archive all projects in DAM, keep supervisor informed of project status and keep production status on server updated.
  • Provide design support to supervisor.
  • Return art and dead matter.
  • Provide general assistance on special projects.


  • Minimum 4+ years of design experience required
  • Book cover design experience strongly preferred
  • Solid understanding of production process, color correction of proofs, and timely routing of materials
  • Pre-press experience preferred
  • 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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