Design Assistant

New York
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 13, 2013
Andrea Uva
Full Time
Open Road Distribution has an immediate opening for a full-time Design Assistant.

The Design Assistant will work under supervision of the Art Director to create digital ebook covers and print book covers based on existing cover templates. The position also involves interior typesetting, inputting manuscript corrections, cobranding of existing covers, and creating marketing materials such as back ads, reader’s guides, and author bios as needed. The Design Assistant will aid in preparing files for press, purchasing and sizing stock art images, and departmental administrative tasks such as file sizing, folder organization, and presentation prep work.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of the design and production process in a next-generation publishing environment.

Primary Responsibilities

•Create ebook and print covers using design templates under management of the Art Director.
•Assist with typesetting and inputting copyediting corrections.
•Work with Production to prepare final materials for go-live.


•Expert in Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop
•2 years minimum experience typesetting manuscripts
•Strong attention to detail
•Ability to juggle multiple and varied tasks
•Demonstrated interest in design, layout creation, and next-generation publishing
•Knowledge of ereader devices and formats for ebooks helpful

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter to Andrea C. Uva, Art Director, at auva AT

Please submit a resume and brief statement of interest to

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