- Associate Art Director

Job Details

Associate Art Director


Associate Art Director

• Intermediate Level


Simon & Schuster is seeking an Associate Art Director to design and layout nonfiction 4 color illustrated books (cookbooks, lifestyle) in the adult division. This person will be involved in, on average, 15-20 high end 4 color projects each year.

Category Art Department  Art Director  Assistant  Graphic Design 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Feb 17, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description


•    Designing and laying out an average of 4 4C illustrated books a season
•    Assisting the AD in overseeing freelancers who will be designing the remainder 
•    Assisting the AD in providing direction and management for photoshoots when applicable
•    Color proofing their pages
•    Working with the AD on jackets

An ideal candidate:
•    Is an Adobe InDesign expert and book design enthusiast 
•    Is a talented designer with experience designing covers and interiors for non fiction 4 color projects in cooking and lifestyle.
•    A sharp eye and excellent execution skills in typography, color, and layout
•    Is able to work at all levels, from inputting corrections to building well-structured InDesign files for their own original designs
•    Understands how their composition work impacts downstream processes, including ebook production and future print editions
•    Will work collaboratively with Design Director and Creative Director to ensure the interior and cover complement each other.
•    Will work collaboratively with Production Editorial to ensure the manuscript and InDesign document are coded complementarily and coding best practices are applied rigorously from manuscript to finished InDesign files
•    Understands book production and printing standards 
•    Will work with outside freelancers to oversee their work. Assist the creative director in overseeing photo shoots.

•    3+ years of layout experience in Adobe InDesign; expert in InDesign 
•    3 year or more of experience designing original book interiors and covers
•    Solid understanding of book composition standards
•    Ability to read and implement proofreader’s marks 
•    Experience manipulating illustrations and photos in Photoshop 
•    Experience creating and manipulating vector art in Illustrator 
The annual salary for this position is $85,000.00 - 94,000.00 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
Attached Files