Manages digital file archiving and version control according to established standards, which includes coordinating with vendors and in-house design and production team.
Coordinates production on new books and reprints that go into our SRDP (short-run digital printing) program.
Analyzes and approves art to ensure it meets publication standards.
Analyzes and approves final manuscripts from MS Editing to ensure compliance with Scribe Well-Formed-Document Workflow.
Fulfills file requests, which includes research on file availability and rights status of cover images.
Performs image sizing and cover mechanical design.
Typesets books in-house, and generates XML, according to established standards.
Maintains design template program and develops new templates on an ongoing basis.
Assists with departmental tasks at discretion of Design and Production Director.
Manages and maintains procedural database, in coordination with Design and Production team.
Assists with researching funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals, and drafting and/or editing other written materials with moderate guidance.
Assists with other administrative projects as needed and acquire higher level guidance and skills.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelor's degree. Â
Two years of experience in book production and book design.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Expertise in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe PhotoShop in a Mac environment.
Working knowledge with databases.
High degree of organization and the ability to handle many projects.
Adapt to new technologies and to changes in internal processes.
Up-to-date knowledge of current typesetting and graphics arts processes.
Excellent interpersonal skills in relating to peers and supervisors.
Effective written and verbal communications skills.
Basic understanding of book design and typography.
Background with Macintosh platform.
Proficient with Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, and Adobe Illustrator.
Knowledge of Quark XPress, Oxygen, Sublime and XML workflows.
Work creatively within limited budgets.
Working knowledge with POD/SRDP manufacturing.
Work cordially and effectively with managers, peers, and vendors to ensure publication schedules are met; manage multiple tasks in fast-paced environment; flexibility to deal with last-minute changes on projects; interested in learning about and applying new technologies as needed.
Extended periods of time at computer.
Lift boxes of manuscripts, proofs, and books.
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