Book Designer

Location
North Adams
Posted
Feb 19, 2014
Closes
Mar 21, 2014
Contact
Marci Saunders
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Designers manage multiple projects simultaneously, developing creative and marketable solutions. They have a range of responsibility, from supporting Art Directors with book production to leading complete book designs. This position also manages the production of print materials for early sales opportunities.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Design across a diverse spectrum of subject areas, from gardening, crafts, and cooking, to nature, backyard building, and animals.
* Develop book interiors based on sample pages designed by an Art Director and work as a team to manage a book’s photography and illustration needs.
*Perform typesetting and layout support, such as revising pages and inputting text corrections.
* Lead complete book designs, from covers to interiors.
* Collaborate with and support Art Directors to realize a creative vision.
* Collaborate with and support Editorial teams to accommodate editorial needs.
* Collaborate with and support Prepress and Production departments to ensure the quality and correctness of print reproduction, which includes preparing clean files for transmittal to Prepress.
* Work with Creative Director and Managing Editor to maintain and troubleshoot design, illustration, and photography schedules for assigned books.

QUALIFICATIONS:

*Art/design school graduate or university design/art major.
*At least 1 year of work experience in graphic design, including initial concept generation, through comps, presentations, and preparation of electronic pre-press files. Internships will be considered.
*Focus on print-based design is required.
*An interest in Storey’s publishing focus.
*Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
*Experience in a Macintosh environment and a command of Adobe InDesign as well as a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
*Ability to prepare electronic files for press according to print specifications provided is also required.



To apply send the following via email:

Application must include a cover letter,resume, salary requirements, and one of the following: a link to a personal web site featuring work; a digital PDF of sample work via email.

marci.saunders@storey.com

Mail applications to:

Marci Saunders, HR Manager
Storey Publishing
210 Mass MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247



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