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Title: Art Director, Melville House
Description: Melville House, winner of numerous AIGA awards for book design, is seeking a new art director, to work in-house and be responsible for all aspects of the company's visual aesthetic. We seek a person with vision and passion, and a deep belief in the ability of good design to represent a mission.

Duties will include cover and interior design of approximately 50-55 books per year — many of which are within an existing series design — as well as an annual catalogue, brochures, and any and all ancillary materials such as posters and advertisements.

Requirements: THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION. Only applicants with at least 4 years experience working in-house at an established trade book publisher, and who can show finished, published books as samples of their work within a larger portfolio, will be considered.

Melville House is an extremely collaborative workplace, so the ability to play well with others is essential. Candidates must also know all the relevant software, be highly organized, and able to hit deadlines under pressure. It is also strongly advised that you be an avid reader and member of the literary community. A sense of humor wouldn't kill you, either.

Salary range for this job is between $45,000 - $55,000, plus benefits including health care and vacation time.
Location: Brooklyn, New York
How To Apply For This Job: Applications will be accepted by email only, and should be addressed to the publisher's assistant Chris Alexander at All applications must include the following items as individual attachments: a resume; a pdf of your portfolio; and a cover letter addressed to publishers Valerie Merians and Dennis Johnson explaining why you are interested in this company and this job. Applications that do not include all three of these items will not be considered.
Date Posted: 5/15/2015

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