Executive Art Director, Simon & Schuster Children's Books

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Ref#: 31442
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 part of CBS Corporation, 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.
Description:
The Executive Art Director will manage a staff of 6 designers/art directors (as well as freelance designers on a project-by-project basis) and oversee the cover and interior designs (for Teen, Middle Grade, and Picture Books) for the following imprints: Atheneum Books, McElderry Books, SAGA Press and Beach Lane Books. She/he will work directly with the Creative Director and the Publishers of these imprints to oversee the conceptualization, art direction, and design of approximately 145 titles a year. She/he will also work with Production, Managing Editorial, and Marketing/Publicity departments to oversee the project management and archiving of all books. She/he will be responsible for attending Art & Design staff meetings, Weekly Covers meetings, imprint brainstorming meetings with Editorial, Production meetings, and seasonal Sales conference.
Qualifications:
Previous experience in children's book cover design required.
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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