Senior Designer (Rodale Books)
Rodale Inc. is currently seeking a Senior Designer with experience in book covers and interiors to join a department of thriving and talented designers. Working both in support of Art Directors and interdependently the ideal candidate should be able to design for variety of book topics and formats in a myriad of styles, as well as create marketing and collateral materials. Responsibilities include: •Support and execute the design of both 4/c and b&w books.•Design sample pages and compose style sheets for layout production.•Manage the visual design and production from inception to finish.•Design and Manage the production of marketing collateral materials.•Manage process, budget and freelance support for assigned projects: manage budgets for individual projects..•Some travel required for photoshoots or press okays. Ideal candidate will possess: •BFA in Graphic Design•4-5 years experience in adult book design and layout, both covers and interiors.•Must have a portfolio which should show ability to apply excellent design skills.•Strong visual skills including color sense, eye for typography and image selection or creation.•Understanding and interest of our market (Health and Fitness) and medium.•Strong organizational skills; flawless attention to detail; budgetary responsibility.•Ability to take direction and apply own creative skills and talent toward successful execution.•Experience or desire to art direct and plan photoshoots. Strong interest in photography.•Expert in industry-standard graphic software: Adobe CS suite, including InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator.•Familiar with graphics for the web and some ability in Flash–or other digital animation software is a plus•Knowledge of printing process and ability to create die and stamping layers. About Rodale Inc. Rodale is a global lifestyle company with a mission to inspire and enable people to improve their lives and the world around them. Through a broad portfolio of award-winning media properties, Rodale engages with more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. Rodale publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazine brands, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is one of the largest independent book publishers in the United States with a collection of bestselling titles that include Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, The Kind Diet, Eat This, Not That! and The Honest Life. Widely regarded as a digital leader in the healthy living space with properties such as Fitbie.com and RODALE’S, a new eco-luxury online store, the company continues to find new ways to connect with audiences across developing technologies. The company is also an established leader in direct-response marketing with more than 27 million active customers in its database. To learn more about Rodale, visit www.rodaleinc.com.When applying to this position, please include a cover letter and if applicable, sample clips, and sample media appearances with your application.