Designer, Book Interiors

1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA ● Virtual Req #201
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Simon & Schuster was named to Forbes magazine list of America's Best Mid-Size Employers 2022. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats. Its distinguished roster of authors includes many of the world's most popular and widely recognized writers, and winners of the most prestigious literary honors and awards. It is home to numerous well-known imprints and divisions such as Simon & Schuster, Scribner, Atria Books, Gallery Books, Pocket Books, Adams Media, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing and Simon & Schuster Audio and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom, and proudly brings the works of its authors to readers in more than 200 countries and territories. For more information visit our website at

Simon & Schuster is seeking an Interior Book Designer to design and layout fiction and nonfiction books in the adult division. This person will be involved in, on average, 50 projects each year. An ideal candidate:

  • Is an Adobe InDesign expert and book design enthusiast 
  • Is a talented designer with experience designing trade interiors
  • 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 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 
  • Knows the difference between match designs, reflows, conversions, reissues and is able to create all of these


  • 2+ years of layout experience in Adobe InDesign; expert in InDesign 
  • 1 year or more of experience designing original book interiors
  • 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 


This role is open to both hybrid and remote.

Simon & Schuster US is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. At Simon & Schuster US, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do. From employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Simon & Schuster US is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable.

Candidates hired for this or any other posted Simon & Schuster role will be employees of Simon & Schuster, LLC, subject to all policies, including the Workplace Privacy Notice, and eligible solely for the benefits plans thereof. 

Other details

  • Job Family Design
  • Job Function Creative
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $58,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $63,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • 1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Virtual