Art Director

    • Job ID: 512989-786041
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
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Job Description:

W.W. Norton is seeking an Art Director with a love for books to join its College Production department. The Art Director will be responsible for the art direction and design of a variety of projects including accessible e-book design, complex print designs, infographics and covers. You must be highly organized and have a critical eye for design, excellent communication skills, and thrive in an autonomous workflow. A mastery of complex text layout is essential. This position reports directly to the Design Director of the College Design group.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Create interior designs for the College e-books and print books for initial concept to final pass.
  • Work collaboratively with editorial team to create visual direction and design identity for each title.
  • Review e-book and print page passes for design adherence using CSS and print language.
  • Create cover designs for the College list.
  • Adapt book designs for Custom, High School, and Instructors’ editions.
  • Assign projects and supervise freelance designers for selected titles.
  • Work with production managers to keep designs on schedule.
  • Attend production, editorial, and other meetings, as needed,

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

Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in book or magazine publishing.
  • Must have a strong portfolio showing complicated, text-heavy page layouts in a range of styles that complement the diversity of Norton’s publishing program.
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
  • Mastery of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop,
  • and Acrobat).
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap.
  • Self-directed, independent, and organized: able and willing to prioritize and perform a wide range of tasks at different levels, maintain schedules, and meet deadlines.
  • 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. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.

Please note that applications without attached or linked portfolios will not be considered.