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Highlights for Children
United States
10 days ago


Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with high-quality, innovative products for 75 years, reaches more than two million children every month throughout the world.  Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines, books, digital products and services are dedicated to helping children become their best selves – creative, curious, caring and confident. 

Over the past few years, we've enjoyed an exciting, explosive growth in the retail marketplace. To satisfy consumer appetites and sustain our growth, we are now developing more, visual and diversified content to supply all corporate sales channels. We are looking for a Designer who is both creative and flexible as we explore and satisfy the needs of emerging markets. Join a team of passionate and collaborative professionals who are excited to bring Fun With A Purpose to life in ways yet discovered through exciting product development initiatives. 

We have an immediate opening for a creative, motivated Designer. 

The Designer will work with a team to identify opportunities across publishing, licensing, and partnerships to specifically differentiate the positioning of our Learning and Age 3-6 franchises. They will deliver innovative, competitive, brand-aligned design for product (children’s books, educational products, games, toys, video) that will effectively expand our portfolio. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement design for new products and formats, as well as refresh existing product line design that is visually-competitive, under the direction of the Creative Director and Senior Designers. Work hand-in-hand with Editorial and Production partners
  • Commission and art direct illustration and photography for content banks that span multiple product lines, sales channels and media. Seek and use new art talent.
  • Prototype new ideas into presentations for prospecting sales for new channels. 
  • Work directly with Executives to develop presentations, as they seek to expand brand awareness
  • Develop knowledge of other publishers and other design leaders in like markets in order to deliver design that provides us a competitive advantage
  • Work with the Creative Director to develop and disseminate corporate guidelines for all existing and emerging Highlights brands
  • Create collateral materials such as product dummies, exhibit displays, catalogs and retail advertising. 
  • An InDesign expert with strong page layout skills to aid in the creation of content rich books. 
  • The ability to follow established design treatments for continuing book series and create innovative new cover designs and interior layouts for traditional and book plus formats.
  • An strong knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator is needed to manipulate and compose repurposed artwork.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


 Education and Experience:

  • 3-4 years demonstrated design and art direction experience in children’s publishing 
  • Demonstrate ability to listen and communicate clearly, operating consistently with integrity and fairness
  • Previous experience working within brand guidelines is a plus
  • Proven skills in the Adobe CS Suite and Microsoft Office, with ability to learn emerging video software (Boomerang, Procreate, Planoly), as well as our existing corporate software systems (DAMS, title management, etc.) 
  • BFA or professional work -equivalent required 


  • Strong communication skills, well organized, proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Must be collaborative, self-motivated, positive and able to manage a large workload in a fast-paced environment, concepting new product design and other materials on tight schedules.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59971010
  • Location:
    United States
    United States
  • Position Title: Designer
  • Company Name: Highlights for Children
  • Job Function: Design
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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