Job opening detail :
Graphic Designer, children's book imprint
posted: Sept. 23, 2021
Offered by:
1517 Media
Full Time
Minneapolis, MN
Graphic Designer (Remote/Hybrid Work Model, MN)
Design Studio | Beaming Books

1517 Media is a multimedia company comprised of five vital, creative imprints: Beaming Books, Fortress Press, Broadleaf Books, Augsburg Fortress, and Sparkhouse. We create resources for spiritual growth and development, for Christian worship and faith formation, and for academic study and professional development. 1517 Media strives to create an environment of inclusiveness, equity, and respect for all regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, nation of origin, race, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Individuals who are committed to contributing meaningfully to diversity and inclusion in publishing are encouraged to apply, including members of groups historically underrepresented in publishing (which is - according to industry research - white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled).

We are seeking a Graphic Designer ‬to be part of a creative, fast-paced in-house design team focused on Beaming Books, our children’s book imprint that publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive in every part of who they are – emotionally, socially, and spiritually. With topics ranging from self-esteem to kindness, ethics, and faith, our books are designed to spark the imagination and equip kids and families to live full and flourishing lives, together.

The graphic designer will work collaboratively on new and existing design resources, including cover design, interior book production, and related promotional resources—incorporating fresh ideas while effectively communicating product features and maintaining brand identity. Our work environment promotes career growth, camaraderie, and a healthy work-life balance for all employees.

This position will:‬
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create marketing and product designs for both print and digital distribution
• Advise on the best way to solve design challenges
• Effectively manage timelines using project management software and clearly communicate with project management team to meet requests with short turnarounds
• Ensure accuracy, quality, and consistency for all deliverables
• Maintain brand standards across a wide variety of brands and projects
• Build and maximize relationships with cross-functional teams to ensure successful conceptualization, development, and execution of work

Our ideal candidate will be:‬
• Creative and collaborative: Work with editorial, marketing, and the design team to understand creative intent and determine how to best meet each title’s unique needs
• Detail-oriented: Someone who loves to dig into the weeds of a design project and make sure everything is thought out and harmonious
• A clear communicator and great listener who can both give and respond thoughtfully to feedback
• Self-driven and organized, managing multiple projects within desired timelines
• A collegial team member with a positive attitude

Technical requirements:‬
• Degree in Graphic Design or related field.
• Proficiency on a Mac with Adobe Create Suite and Microsoft Office programs
• Experience working with project management software is desirable
• In-depth knowledge of print and digital book production
• Illustration skills and eBook production experience are a plus

Please include your resume, cover letter, references, and portfolio samples with your application. Apply using the specified link:

1517 Media offers a competitive salary and a full list of benefits, including vacation for new employees, sick time, health, retirement, a pre-tax transportation program, paid parental leave and no-cost gym access in the building. You will join a collaborative and creative hybrid work environment, with a talented group of 90 individuals who have a passion for their work. The beautiful, newly designed corporate headquarters is located near downtown Minneapolis with access to Light Rail and Metro Transit bus lines.
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