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Requisition Number 19-0180
Post Date 4/15/2019
Title Designer, Production
Organization Name St. Martin's Press
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC
Requirements

Position Description:

This individual will handle all aspects of book design for multiple imprints. This will include editorial and author consultation, complete interior design, and all follow-through to bound book. Will also hire illustrators, cartographers, etc., negotiate contracts, and be the staff liaison for free-lanced projects.


Major Responsibilities:

* Create and submit design layouts for approval; castoff manuscripts; on comp jobs, provide typesetting specifications; check all stages of proofs; provide detailed information on transmittal memos; keep book files current.
* Design inserts, and binding die mechs.
* Maintains schedules—meet deadlines. Prompt updating of Design Director’s Status report. Maintain budgets.
* Work closely with Production and Production Editorial Departments, as well as Editorial, and Outside Vendors.
* Assist Design Director with work overflow, when needed


Required Skills / Knowledge:

*Book Paging
*Knowledge of typography, graphic design, book manufacturing, printing, and production.
* Proficiency with graphic software programs on Macintosh Platform and InDesign a must.
* Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator—proficiency in any graphic programs a plus.
* Working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, a plus.


Experience Needed:

*3-4 years of prior relevant work experience [Design].


Educational Background Required

* College Graduate with eye for detail, command of the English language, excellent proofreading skills a must. Interior book design training required.

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