Associate Art Director

    • Job ID: 512989-598757
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
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Job Description:


W.W. Norton & Company is seeking an Associate Art Director for their trade hardcover division. This position is responsible for designing and art directing original cover designs for a portion of our hardcover list. The Associate Art Director must bring a critical eye for design, above average communication skills, as well as an autonomous and organized workflow as both a designer and art director. Understanding the publishing industry, cover design nuance, and possessing an overall passion for creative thinking is a must. The Associate Art Director will report to both the Trade Design Director and Executive Art Director of Hardcovers.


Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Art Direct freelancers on 5-8 titles per list (15-24 titles per year).
  • Design 5-8 titles per list (15-24 titles per year).
  • Minimum of 5-6 years of design experience at a publishing company.
  • Must have a versatile style and feel comfortable working across multiple genres of trade publishing.
  • Various other tasks as assigned by their manager(s).


Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.



Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Critical eye for design.
  • Inspired to think independently and creative.
  • Must be able to efficiently manage their own workload and work well with freelance talent.
  • Motion graphics knowledge a plus, but not required.
  • Fluency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Ability to work standard business hours in Norton’s NYC office.
  • Employment eligibility to work in the United States is required.

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Job Benefits

Health, Vision, Dental, Life, Flex Plans, 401(k), Profit Sharing, and more!