Art Director - Ten Speed Press, The Crown Publishing Group

Jul 08, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Ten Speed Press in California, a premier lifestyle trade publisher, seeks highly creative Art Director to join in-house intimate graphic design team .The Art Director is a key creative member of the design department, and works closely with creative director and editorial department to to create, design, and manage book design concepts, with an emphasis on illustrated titles, including digital products. Will produce book interiors and jackets, eBooks, promotional and sales materials, online and print ads, and publicity/marketing collateral for assigned titles.

_Collaborates with Creative Director and editorial team to create one-off book and cover designs, from concept to print-ready files, within established budget and guidelines.
_Take part in creative sessions for project kick-offs, establish solid relationships with authors
_Negotiate photographers_ and illustrators_ fees and contracts
_Art direct photography shoots
_Researches stock illustrations and photographs for use in books or on book covers.
_Source, hire, and direct freelancers when needed: write creative briefs, negotiate and process contracts, and review all incoming work
_Maintains schedules and meets deadlines on assigned projects.
_Color corrects and proofs digital photography using color calibrated monitor and printer.
_Reviews and approves production proofs and ozalids.
_Coordinates with sales and marketing department to design print and online ads, catalog materials, posters, dummy books, and other publicity/marketing materials.

Our requirements
_A high collaborative work style, with the ability to interact positively and effectively with editorial, marketing and publicity, production, as well as authors, photographers, and other outside suppliers
_Exceptional visual judgment, with constantly refreshed creative ideas and active input regarding the development of the list as a whole
_Good communication: a clear, articulate spokesperson for design
_Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail, and timely and efficient follow-up
_Open to new ideas
_Possess a strong grasp of design technology, including emerging digital publishing platforms
_Connected to the larger design community and mindful of industry best practice
_Thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6: InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Bridge, Acrobat Distiller and Acrobat Pro.
_Working knowledge of MS Office programs: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
_Strong knowledge of typefaces and typography, full-color printing processes, RGB/CMYK color spaces, and image formats, and facility with color correction of digital photography.

Experience Required
At least 3 years experience in art direction, preferably as Art Director in an illustrated book publishing imprint.

Thank you for your interest in Random House. Random House is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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