Rowman & Littlefield is seeking a Junior Designer for its cover Design department in Lanham, Maryland. This Junior Designer will work independently to design template-based book covers. This involves managing covers simultaneously at various stages of production. Potential for creative, independent cover design work over time (additional creative cover work is assigned as time allows and design skills grow).

Major Responsibilities

  • Template-based book cover design: Image evaluation and adjustment, Image procurement, InDesign layout of book cover, proof-routing and edits, print-ready PDF creation, archive management
  • Departmental tasks: Routing printer proofs, assist in department archival needs
  • Book cover design: Existing series covers, new edition covers, reprints


  • BA in Graphic Design or similar
  • Strong design portfolio, creative talent
  • Fluency in Apple OS, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), font management, PDF workflow, pre-press
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time wisely
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Clean files and Acute attention to detail a must

About Our Company

An independent publisher with an outstanding reputation, Rowman & Littlefield publishes innovative, high-quality college texts, provocative and timely titles for general readers, and professional and scholarly books throughout the humanities and social sciences. Headquartered in Maryland, R&L also has offices in New York City, Boulder, Colorado, and London.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and minimum of three design samples (including the ad number and where you learned of the opening) to Boone Soukthideth via email or post using the below contact information:

Boone Soukthideth
Rowman & Littlefield
c/o Human Resources
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706

Rowman & Littlefield
Lanham, MD
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