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Princeton University Press, a leading scholarly publisher located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an entry-level, full-time book designer to create book covers and interiors. This is an ideal position for a recent design school graduate interested in learning more about book design, offset printing, digital production, and the publishing industry. We have a very experienced staff ready to share knowledge with the right candidate.

Book designer will work closely with more senior staff to learn the basics of the profession, including how to write composition specifications, how to adapt model and series designs, how to convert jacket designs to paperback format, and how to prepare jacket mechanicals. In addition, he or she will create original designs for both covers and interiors.

Successful candidate must have a strong typographic sense and good conceptual design skills. He/she must be interested in book design and in publishing in general. In addition, he/she must be a quick and eager learner with a positive attitude. He/she must pay attention to detail, be able to multitask, and be a clear communicator.

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a Macintosh platform is required. Strong knowledge of InDesign paragraph and character styles and basic CSS/HTML preferred. Demonstrated interest in typography, ability to generate design ideas, and sensitivity to detail required. Undergraduate degree in graphic design or a closely related field is strongly preferred. Candidates with 1-2 years of experience will also be considered.

Please email cover letter, resume, and a link to an online portfolio by May 1 to: If attaching samples, please make sure they are in PDF format and do not exceed 2MB total.


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