Job opening detail :
Senior Designer
posted: Apr. 26, 2021
Offered by:
Shambhala Publications
Salary:
$55,000-$65,000
Benefits:
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus; Flexible hours
Duration:
Full Time
Location:
Boulder (or remote), CO
Requirements:
Shambhala Publications is announcing a new full-time position of Senior Designer.

The Senior Designer will be responsible for both cover and interior design of a dynamic list. This includes a wide variety of categories such as adult nonfiction, children’s books, and non-book products such as journals and card decks. Working alongside the Art Director, this person will be responsible for seeing each project through the design process, including conception, layout, art direction, approvals, and preparing files for production in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

YOU:
• You are a skilled communicator. You are articulate. You have strong verbal and written communication skills. You are comfortable connecting with people via video, on the phone, or in public presentations.
• You have a sense of humor.
• You are an experienced project manager.
• You have the ability to take direction yet maintain intuition.
• You have a passion for design and the art of books.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Design book covers and interiors from conception through the approval process and prepare files for print production, working closely with the Art Director and Editorial.
• Partner and coordinate across departments to manage and review multiple projects in a fast-paced and detail-focused environment.
• Manage schedules and approvals of assigned projects to make sure key marketing, sales, and production dates and needs are met.

Strongly preferred (but not required) skills and experience include:
· 5–7 years in a book publishing role or in a book cover/interior or graphic design role for a mission-driven company
· Bachelor’s degree in art/design preferred
· Knowledge of typography, illustration, and photography
· Ability to execute a broad range of designs that are appropriate for various formats
· Adept at Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat; Microsoft Office; font management software
· Solid print production experience required

This position may be based in Boulder (we have a hybrid in-office/work-at-home approach) or remote (with occasional travel to Boulder). Relocation expenses not available.

Shambhala Publications is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse and equitable publishing program and workforce. If you are excited about this role, but unsure if you meet 100% of the criteria, we invite you to apply.

Starting salary for this position is $55,000-$65,000, depending on experience.
About Our  
Company:
About our company and the benefits we offer:
Shambhala Publications has been a family-owned book publisher since 1969 and is the leading small publisher of books on Buddhism, Religion & Philosophy, Mindfulness & Meditation, Psychology, Health and more. On average, we publish 100 books a year under the imprints Shambhala Publications, Snow Lion, Roost Books, and Bala Kids. Our books are distributed and sold by the good folks at Penguin Random House, who help us extend our readership and reach to a global audience. We offer generous benefits including 401k match, health care including dental and vision, and summer hours.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and portfolio link to careers@shambhala.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Job #:
28080
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