Junior Designer/Designer, Grand Central Publishing

Art New York, New York


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


  • Designing and formatting cover design (flaps/back ads and creating digital formats for eBooks) for both hardcover and paperback titles for the GCP Adult Trade list.
  • Copy submission coordination with Managing Editorial department.
  • Mechanical designing and routing.
  • Pre-press work and color corrections for jacket files going to the printer.
  • Attending weekly production meetings.
  • Photo / Art research.
  • Cover design assignments pending completion of other job requirements.
  • Working on Reprint Corrections on Mechanicals


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must have portfolio link with sample work included with resume.
  • 1-3 years of experience in publishing art department.
  • 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.
  • 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.