Book Designer, Scribner Books

Ref#: 35728
CBS Business Unit: Simon & Schuster
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

Simon & Schuster is seeking an Interior Designer to design and layout fiction and nonfiction books for the Scribner imprint. This person will be involved in, on average, 50 projects each year. An ideal candidate:

  • Is an Adobe InDesign expert and book design enthusiast 
  • Is a talented designer with experience designing trade interiors
  • Is able and happy to work at all levels, from inputting corrections to building technically impeccable InDesign files for their own original designs
  • Understands how their composition work impacts downstream processes, including ebook production and future print editions
  • Will work collaboratively with production editorial to ensure the manuscript and InDesign document are coded complementarily and coding best practices are applied rigorously from manuscript to finished InDesign files
  • Understands book production and printing standards 
  • Knows the difference between match designs, reflows, conversions, reissues and is able to create all of these
  • 5+ years of layout experience in Adobe InDesign; expert in InDesign CS6 and later
  • 2+ years of experience designing original book interiors
  • Solid understanding of book composition standards
  • Ability to read and implement proofreader’s marks 
  • Experience manipulating illustrations and photos in Photoshop (CS6 and later)
  • Experience creating and manipulating vector art in Illustrator (CS6 and later)


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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