Full Time Job

Book Interior Senior Designer

Simon & Schuster

New York, NY 11-06-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Hiring Salary Range: $65,000.00 - 70,000.00

Simon & Schuster has been 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 Senior Designer to design and layout nonfiction four-color illustrated books in the adult division. This person will be involved in, on average, 15-20 high-end, four-color projects each year.

An ideal candidate:
• Is an Adobe InDesign expert and book design enthusiast
• Is a talented designer with experience designing interiors for non-fiction four-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
• 1 year or more of experience designing complex, four-color 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

Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


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, as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx5y0q-3-236-138-35-42 in your application.

Company Profile
Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats.