Full Job Description
Little Brown Books for Young Readers is seeking to hire a Design Assistant. This person will provide vital administrative and design support to the VP, Creative Director and Design Department as a whole.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide direct administrative and design support to the Creative Director through clerical tasks, such as processing invoices, preparing and archiving contracts, maintaining Microsoft Outlook calendar and emails, expense reports, as well as assist in the design and production of jackets, covers, and interiors. Also provide general design and administrative support to the greater Design Department and other Art Directors as needed.
Work closely with illustrators and photographers in the creation of cover and interior artwork, and oversee out-of-house freelance designers as necessary
Be the liaison to other departments such as Sales, Marketing, Editorial, Publicity, Legal, Accounts Payable, and provide materials as needed.
Coordinate weekly Jacket Meetings and provided minutes. Distribute minutes to Design, Production, Editorial and Marketing. Also attend weekly Production meetings.
Make sure all cover assets are archived onto the Vault (Digital Asset Management System) on a timely basis for Sales and Marketing. Enter milestone data and monitor compliance on an ongoing basis.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Creative Director
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED:
B.A. in Graphic Design or related field preferred
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience
Must be results driven, and take appropriate steps to achieve goals while taking ownership of situations as needed
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail
Operates ethically: admits mistakes, treats others with respect, trust, and dignity, demonstrates honest and ethical behavior, and follows through on commitments and agreements
Be comfortable with both administrative duties as well as more creative design related tasks
Must be proficient in the Macintosh operating system — knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office required.
Hachette Book Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.