Associate Art Director/Art Director, Grand Central Publishing

Art New York, New York


The Grand Central Publishing- Art department is seeking to hire an Associate Art Director/Art Director. The Art Director will be responsible for designing jackets and art directing for potentially the Twelve Books, Legacy Lit, and Balance imprints, and will work in a highly creative, friendly and teamwork-oriented art department, interacting heavily with the editorial team, managing editorial, publicity, production and marketing departments to ensure timely workflow, department deadlines and interdepartmental requests.


  • Concept, design, and manage multiple projects per season with guidance from the Twelve and Balance Editorial team
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the Design and Editorial teams on the development of the book from concept to finish.
  • Hire and supervise freelance photographers and illustrators and maintain appropriate records
  • Mechanical designing and routing.
  • Create materials for weekly editorial meetings, as well as seasonal sales meetings, including Focus meetings and Sales conference
  • Keep projects on a timely schedule and keep supervisor in the loop on projects.
  • Pre-press work and color corrections for jacket files going to the printer.
  • Attending weekly cover meetings, and production meetings.
  • Photo / Art research


  • 5-7 years minimum experience in designing and art directing
  • Must have portfolio link with sample work included with resume.
  • Possess a highly creative, conceptual and results-driven work ethic
  • Direct report to VP, Creative Director.
  • Proficient in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and all Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Creative Cloud).
  • Creative excellence in typography.
  • Freelancer art direction.
  • Photo shoot art direction.
  • Expert level retouching and photoshopping
  • Knowledge of PDF production workflow systems.

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