Prepares type specifications for new text material to be added to in-house reprints and out-of-house paperbacks.
Adapts jacket keylines into cover keylines for in-house reprints; creates electronic keylines in Adobe InDesign.
Coordinates freelance book and cover designs; serves as liaison between Press and the freelance designers hired by Design + Production Director.
Cover design, title page design, and opportunity to design new, straightforward manuscripts.
Trains and becomes adept at electronic page make-up/typesetting using Adobe InDesign.
Assists with departmental tasks at discretion of Design + Production Director.
Assists in efficient workflow procedures with minimal supervision. Acts as an informal resource for associates with less experience.
Responds to delays, errors, or quality issues. Resolves usually typical problems working within defined procedures, using judgment to determine the best approach.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree. Â
Prior experience in art/graphic design.
Monograph, trade, and illustrated book design experience with portfolio of typographic and illustrated text and jacket design examples. Â
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop.
Background with Macintosh platform.
Competence with Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, and Adobe Illustrator.
Working knowledge of Quark XPress, Oxygen.
Skilled with ebooks (EPUB/MOBI formats) and HTML.
Excellent typographic sense and skill.
Up-to-date knowledge of current typesetting and graphics arts processes.
Demonstrated conceptual and design ability.
Work creatively within limited budgets.
High degree of organization and the ability to handle a number of overlapping projects.
Excellent interpersonal skills in relating to peers and superiors.
Accomplished written and verbal communication skills. Â
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