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Hachette Book Group is a division of Hachette Livre, the 2nd-largest publisher in world.
Design, Full Time    New York, New York    Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Since its founding in 1952, Basic Books has shaped public debate by publishing award-winning works of non-fiction in history, science, sociology, psychology, politics, & current affairs. Seal Press is devoted to publishing titles that inform, delight, & support women of all ages & backgrounds. The imprints seek a creative & ambitious Junior Designer to assist the Creative Director & Designer with all tasks relating to design & production of approximately 70 titles per year. Possibility, depending on experience, of also designing jackets for paperback & hardcover titles.


  • Handling & designing all Publicity & Marketing materials (ads, catalogs, galleys, etc.)
  • Designing & formatting flaps/back ads for both hardcover & paperback titles
  • Ensuring all covers are uploaded onto proprietary database
  • Responsible for researching/commissioning art & photos, as well as handling billing & invoices
  • Work closely with audio book department to convert Basic Books/Seal Press covers to audio book format.
  • Organize & archive both digital & physical files
  • Possibility of designing jackets depending on level
  • Mechanical routing maintenance & scheduling
  • Working with designer on other art department needs (database updates, spreadsheet updates upkeep of filing, etc.)
  • Follow up with vendors on billing (purchase of stock photography, commissioned art, etc.)
  • Attending jacket concept/title meetings pending completion of other job requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Creative Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
  • Open to entry-level candidates; 1-2 years of experience in publishing art department preferred; interest in nonfiction books required.
  • Must be proficient in Macintosh operating systems: InDesign, Photoshop, & Illustrator
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint a plus, but not necessary
  • Strong communication skills (verbal & written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize & manage time effectively 

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