Job opening detail :
Assistant Designer/Production Coordinator - Temp
posted: Dec. 2, 2019
Offered by:
Hachette Book Group
Salary:
Salaried
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
New York, NY
Requirements:
HBG’s Digital Production group seeks a temp for the role of Assistant Designer/ Production Coordinator to coordinate interior book design and composition services for adult trade print and ebook titles.

This role is responsible for working with in-house and outside partners for interior design, composition, ebook conversion, and other production services as required. Candidates should have some experience coordinating production on trade print titles as well as experience with EPUB files.

The ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline-driven environment and to work within process controls necessary skills needed to perform the functions of this position. In addition, the ideal candidate has keen attention to detail, strong organizational skills, a service-oriented attitude, and design experience in their background.

The temp role requires apprenticing with customized web-based book design tools that utilize XHTML and CSS to render PDF and EPUB files. Previous InDesign composition experience is strongly preferred, along with a working knowledge of XHTML and CSS. Page composition knowledge will be required to solve page errors, such as fixing hyphenation, widows and orphans, or more complicated problems with tables, footnotes, and indexes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Communicate scheduling needs to Managing Editorial, Manufacturing, and Art Departments.
• Work with composition partners to deliver composed pages and corrected page proofs on schedule.
• Working to support a small staff of four designers in their daily workload, as needed.
• Composing and correcting both print pages and ebooks as instructed
• Converting, cropping, and adjusting artwork files for print and ebooks
• Directly editing XHTML and CSS files
• Pre-flighting and delivering files to print and ebook supply chains.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
• Book production experience: familiarity with trade book design & composition
• Working understanding of book interior page design files and PDF print standards.
• Familiarity with proofreader's marks and editorial conventions
• Knowledge of XHTML, CSS, and editor tools such as BBEdit or similar
• Working knowledge of Photoshop, Acrobat, and InDesign
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, including styling and macro routines
• Enthusiasm for book production and team approaches.
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Job #:
25759
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