Junior Designer, Grand Central Publishing

Art New York, New York


The Grand Central Publishing- Art department is seeking to hire a Junior Designer. Applicant must be mature, highly organized, efficient, creative, conscientious, and possess the ability to multi-task. The Junior Designer will work in a highly creative, friendly and teamwork-oriented art department and will interact heavily with art directors, designers, editors, managing editorial, publicity, production and marketing departments to ensure timely workflow, department deadlines and interdepartmental requests.



  • Design and format cover design (flaps/back ads and creating digital formats for eBooks) for both hardcover and paperback titles for the GCP Adult Trade list.
  • Coordinate Copy submission with Managing Editorial department.
  • Design and route Mechanicals.
  • Preform Pre-press work and color corrections for jacket files going to the printer.
  • Attending weekly production meetings.
  • Conduct Photo / Art research.
  • Complete Cover design assignments as assigned, pending completion of other job requirements.


  • Bachelor Degree preferred,, preferably in design.
  • Must have portfolio link with sample work included with resume.
  • 1-2 years of experience in publishing art department-internships ok.
  • Mac platform skills with mastery of current Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign).
  • Working knowledge of AfterEffects, Animation and other Microsoft operating systems a plus, but not necessary.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to deliver timely, accurate work product and demonstrate good follow up and follow through.
  • Drives change and innovation by improving work product or process, and challenges established norms where appropriate.
  • Proven ability to build supportive and constructive relationships within and outside of the organization; takes the lead in inspiring others to work together for mutual benefit.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively while also ensuring accuracy of work through attention to detail.