Job opening detail :
Graphics Editor
posted: Oct. 22, 2019
Offered by:
Manning Publications Co.
Salary:
Negotiable
Benefits:
Flexible hours
Duration:
Part Time
Location:
Remote
Requirements:
Manning is hiring a Graphics Editor on a part-time basis.

Basic Responsibilities
The Graphics Editor will manage various stages of graphic art for approximately 50 books per year. Overall responsibilities include hiring and directing illustrators and graphic designers, managing a staff graphic coordinator and assist in trafficking material for approval, maintaining schedules, organizing and versioning files, and preparing files for output. The Graphics Editor will need excellent communication skills and the ability to explain design concepts and issues to non-designers and work collaboratively with authors, development editors, production editors, and others; convey detailed art direction to in-house and freelance staff; establish and maintain best practices and other procedural materials; and run or attend meetings relating to graphics as necessary.

Required Skills
- Possess good technical knowledge of typesetting, prepress, and printing (1 color, 2 color, 4 color); familiarity with ebook technology and formats (e.g., XML and ePub).
- Remain current on art, design, and publishing trends, with expert knowledge of graphic design software, especially Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat). Should have familiarity with Microsoft Office; familiarity with LaTeX a plus. Also able to work with other programs and formats, such as Inkscape, Draw.io, Lucidcharts (.graffle), Keynote (.key), Google Slides, Figma (.fig), Sketch, and others.
- Have strong knowledge of permissions and licensing rules relating to art, fonts, logos, and other graphics-related materials.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a design capacity in publishing, preferably within an academic or technology environment.
- Should have experience with highly illustrated books, textbooks, mathematical formulas, tabular material, or similarly complex content.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to work through email, phone, Skype and other conference call environments.
- Reliable remote office setup (computer, Internet, phone line) and access to necessary graphic design software.
- Patience, persistence, creativity, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
About Our  
Company:
Manning is an independent publisher of computer books and video courses for software developers, engineers, architects, system administrators, managers and all who are professionally involved with the computer business. We also publish for students and young programmers, including occasionally for children. We are an entirely virtual organization based on Shelter Island, New York, with staff working from around the world.
Contact:
Cheryl Weisman
Special  
Instructions:
This is a remote working role and the successful applicant will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and workload while maintaining a high level of quality output and consistent performance. To apply, please email a cover letter along with your resume to jobs@manning.com with Graphics Editor in the subject line.
Job #:
25387
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