Book Designer

North Adams
Feb 19, 2014
Mar 21, 2014
Marci Saunders
Full Time

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.


* 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.


*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.

Mail applications to:

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

More jobs like this