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Marketing Designer

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Date: May 23, 2019

Location: Portsmouth, NH, US, 03801

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 15247

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Heinemann is a publisher of professional books and resources and a provider of professional development services for teachers. We are small (but growing), casual, friendly, and wholly committed to our mission to support teachers in their professional growth and in the important work they do to further the growth of children.



The Marketing Designer position offers a mix of print and digital marketing design work for several of Heinemann’s product divisions. We are a small team of designers working on a diverse set of projectstypically managing three to five projects at once and often under tight deadlines. In addition to having solid design expertise and the software skills listed under the Required Qualifications section, the ideal candidate will

  • collaborate with other designers and product managers across different teams;
  • work on projects with varying amounts of creative freedomprojects that are open for creative interpretation, projects that are more directed or templated, and production work;
  • organize and prioritize projects to meet deadlines without compromising quality or accuracy;
  • explore new design trends and learn new skills, techniques, and software; and
  • have a positive, flexible, helpful attitude and excellent communication skills.



  • Work with project managers and other colleagues to design thoughtful, beautiful, and informative print marketing pieces appropriate to the product brand. Types of projects include catalogs, brochures, postcards, advertisements, infographics, white papers, study guides, order forms, tradeshow signage, sales presentation materials, and promotional items. Related tasks include sourcing stock photography/illustration, photo retouching, color correcting and image isolation, and preparing files for print production.
  • Design and export eye-catching digital images for the web, email marketing, and social media, adhering to size and layout limitations.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales teams to conceptualize and design clear and compelling sales presentations.
  • Keep files maintained and organized and software up-to-date (with help from our IT department).



  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field
  • 2+ years of design experience
  • A solid understanding of graphic design and typography principles demonstrated through an online portfolio of work
  • Advanced skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator on a Mac platform
  • Proficient in file preparation for print production
  • Familiarity with sizing and exporting digital graphics for the web and social media
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in PowerPoint on a Mac or PC platform
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Word




  • Experience setting up photo shoots and/or photography skillsboth lifestyle and product photography
  • Copywriting, editing, or proofreading experience
  • Experience in the educational field
  • Familiarity with Google Docs and Sheets
  • Package design experience
  • Experience using Workfront or a similar project management tool
  • Experience building interactive presentations (HTML 5 or apps, for example)
  • User experience (UX) skills
  • Illustration skills

Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.



Every person deserves a great education no matter their race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other factor. Similarly, it is vitally important that the teaching profession enjoy a healthy diversity so that every child can benefit by learning from people with different backgrounds and perspectives.


Heinemann believes the same principles are important in our workplace. We value diversity and inclusion. When we post job openings, we warmly welcome members from any segment in society to apply. In the office, we seek to promote a friendly, safe environment for every employee. In our publications, we aim to represent the educational needs of diverse teachers and students in our classrooms.


*must submit an online portfolio to be considered for this role

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

Nearest Major Market: Portsmouth
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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