Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster, is looking to hire a Book Designer. The Designer is responsible for the concept and design execution of 30+ cover and interior designs per year across various nonfiction lifestyle categories.
Design will vary from 1/c and 2/c to full 4/c process design. Design will range from all text to full photographic layouts that align with the strategic vision and aesthetic for the project. Senior-level typography, color, and design execution skills are a must. Should be able to bring solid design concepts to full final execution with ease, and be able to adjust designs to market opportunities as needed. Senior-level mastery of InDesign long-document creation is a must, along with paragraph and character style sheets; use of layers; and overall understanding of software capabilities.
Candidate must have solid CS technical experience, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. Experience with long format document layout (Character Styles, Paragraph Style Sheets, Master Pages), solid understanding of print capabilities, and offset guidelines /terminology. Ideal candidate will also have good design sensibility (demonstrated in portfolio.)