Senior Designer

    • Job ID: 512989-703548
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton & Company has an opening for a Senior Designer in their Trade Art Department. This position will be responsible for designing and managing the paperback list under the guidance of the art direction team as well as create original work for the hardcover list. In this role they will attend meetings, consult with editorial and art directors on cover direction, and collaborate with the entire art department. We are looking for a talented designer who is autonomous, has a positive attitude with fresh ideas, a passion for the publishing industry, and is looking to push their work forward.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and create original designs for the Norton Paperback List (approximately 10 titles per list / 30 per year).
  • Create original designs for the Norton hardcover list.
  • Facilitate communication between editors, sales director, and paperback committee on an individual project basis.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience at or for a publishing company.
  • Must understand the nuances of cover design across multiple genres and have a range of styles which fit the diversity of Norton’s publishing program.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Critical eye for design.
  • Inspired to think independently and creatively.
  • Must be able to efficiently manage their own workload.
  • Must have a positive attitude towards collaboration.
  • Must have the ability to manage a flexible list and tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City headquarters.