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Graphic Designer

Cambium Learning Group

Cambium Learning Group

Software Engineering, Design
Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Job Overview:

This position is responsible for supervising the production of competitive, accessible and creative design solutions for all curricula product – print and electronic, from conception to execution. Graphic Designer delegates tasks to inside and outside design and production resources to meet deadlines, control costs, and maintain quality. Graphic Designer also creates templates per design specifications, pours text, page composition, develops/finesses master style sheets, keys corrections and ensures files are set-up in the most efficient way for production and in adherence to press specifications.

Graphic Designer is also assuming quality control responsibilities, which include spot-checking the working files of other production designers, coordinating with Graphic Designers to ensure test files are sent to printer, trouble-shooting problems with printers, and reviewing press proofs for accuracy as well as working with engineers and UX/UI to ensure product specifications and requirements and anticipated performance in online production environments.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility is production of book/print products and online materials in adherence to design specifications, schedules and requirements. Completes assigned projects on schedule and within budget. Communicates with the Project Manager status of projects and notifies quickly if for any reason the schedule cannot be met.

  • Assumes head role over other production designers and assumes quality control responsibilities for production files.

  • Works in collaboration with the stakeholders on the project and the design team.

  • Adequate knowledge about all aspects of the production and prepress process.

  • Creatively problem-solve work assignments and proactively offer suggestions for meeting the goals set by management. Apply knowledge of design methods and production and work within the parameters of the market environment.

  • Evaluate work assignments and apply design guidelines and production practices to work as circumstances dictate. Be cognizant of time and budget constraints and use best judgment to elect course of action. Make recommendations to management for improving processes and fixing problems.

  • Works with team to detect problems and recommend better course of action. Has infrequent contact with authors; frequent contact with staff on specific projects to receive input. Required to trouble-shoot with outside service vendors on a regular basis.

  • Helps to monitor and check production files of others, recommends changes in procedure and solutions to production problems. Is not directly accountable for the work of others.

  • Manages costs and budgets for projects

  • Communicates and coordinates with artists, editors, authors, vendors, engineers, manufacturing

  • Ensures product files are available as requested for marketing collateral, reprints, etc.

  • assist in developing budgets and advise management on attainable workloads and schedules.

  • establish and enforce processes, create specifications, define priorities and work with management to allocate and contract resources.

  • use specialized knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to function as a production liaison between editorial, design and production, tech dev, marketing, sales, and purchasing.

  • work with Manufacturing Department to ensure reprint requests are completed cleanly in a timely manner.

Job Requirements:

  • Some education in art/graphic design, production, or equivalent experience

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • At least 5 years of publishing, print, design, or editorial experience

  • Excellent communication skills with authors and internal stakeholders

  • Ability to manage budgets and track costs

  • Ability to coordinate, manage, and set priorities for inside/outside resources

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, InDesign, Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat

  • Familiar with a variety of the education publishing field’s concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

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