Manager Marketing Design for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Orlando, FL

Manager Marketing Design

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Orlando, FL - Full time

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Orlando, FL - Full time

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HMH is looking for Manager Design. As a senior member of the Design team for HMH’s new in-house creative agency, you’ll help to bring new strategic marketing campaigns to life. Reporting to our Design Director, you will manage creative concepting for new campaign launches as well as a team of designers.

Primary Responsibilities

People Manager

  • Enable and empower people to do their best work in an environment that encourages collaboration and innovation and fosters development and learning.
  • Translate the company’s strategic vision, align group’s work, and help individuals understand their impact on HMH’s success.
  • Assess direct reports’ performance and partner on career planning.
  • Collaborate and be a catalyst, breaking down complex problems into simple solutions and leading through change.


  • Conceive of, design, and produce a compelling marketing campaigns to strengthen campaign messaging, draw the reader into the content and distinguish HMH from its competitors.
  • Manage a team of designers, overseeing new campaigns and assigning creative projects, ensuring an innovative yet consistent look that adheres to and supports HMH’s visual identity and overall aesthetic.
  • Exercise judgment and project management skills to balance priorities and communicate to teams to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments; keep internal clients and account management informed of projects and progress.
  • Mentor and manage designers to improve their team of designers design aesthetics and career development, recommending professional learning opportunities, implementing creative critique best practices, and resolving any issues.
  • Coordinates any external photography and illustration work needed for a given project, including creating or reviewing shot lists, coordinating contracts, etc.
  • Stays on top of digital and design best practices to continually enhance their own design skills and expertise.xxxx

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in graphic design or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in graphic design
  • Experience designing for B2B solutions (education publishing industry preferred)

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator; willingness and ability to create an elegant, designed “feel” in programs such as PPT and Word that were not written primarily as design vehicles
  • Proven track record in developing compelling creative work for complex clients and businesses
  • Experience developing strong client relationships
  • Speed and agility; ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, developing creative design within tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Expertise in digital channels and marketing

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Experience Level

Senior Level

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.

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