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Executive Art Director
Candlewick Press seeks an experienced publishing and design professional to join our talented team as Executive Art Director (EAD). This individual will be a key member of Candlewick's executive team, taking on a majority of the managerial functions of the art department, as well as have primary responsibility for art and design from the commercial and business points of view. In partnership with the Publisher/CEO and the Executive Creative Director, and with a personal aesthetic focus on fiction, nonfiction, and backlist development, the EAD will help guide strategic planning for the Candlewick list and Candlewick's divisions and imprints. This role requires an individual with significant managerial and budgetary experience. Corporate governance experience is strongly preferred. Other requirements include extensive book design and art-directing experience, preferably in a children's publishing environment; expert Mac user in Adobe Creative Suite; exceptional communication, time management and organizational skills; ability to juggle multiple priorities and thrive under pressure with extremely tight deadlines; and a demonstrated talent in managing and inspiring a large team.
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Executive Art Director"
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