Art Director, Simon & Schuster Books

1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA Req #202
Thursday, May 30, 2024

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The Simon & Schuster imprint is seeking an Art Director who will share the S&S list with the creative director, to design and art direct front list book covers.


Candidates will work autonomously with designers, illustrators and photographers; seeing projects through from conception to production. The job requires working closely with editorial, managing editorial and production staff to maintaining proper workflow and deadlines. The ability to adapt nimbly to address various directions. Ideal candidate must be familiar with the adult trade market.




10 years' experience in publishing for the adult trade market. 

Diverse design sensibility in both fiction (literary to fantasy) and non-fiction.

Strong typographic knowledge and skills.

Must be an independent and strong thinker.

Must be extremely well organized, able to manage many projects simultaneously.

Needs excellent communication, interpersonal and project management skills.

Should have strong Mac skills including AdobeCC, basic retouching and photo/image compositing.


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 Book Cover Design
  • Job Function Creative
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $100,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $105,000.00
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  • 1230 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA