Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Running Press Designer
posted: June 21, 2012
Offered by:
Running Press - Perseus Books Group
Salary commensurate with experience
Health, Dental, 401K
Full Time
Philadelphia, PA
The designer must be a college graduate with either a BA or BFA in design. Candidate should have approximately 5 years experience in Publishing, a focus in kids books would be beneficial. Should be proficient in Quark Xpress, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. Designer will work closely with editors, production coordinators, Design Director, and Publisher and should have strong organizational and communication skills as well as a good design portfolio.

• Book Design
Design and manage a minimum of 7 books a season (2 seasons a year). Designer will be responsible for hiring and managing illustrators and photographers as needed. Interacting with both the editorial and production departments through the book creation process. Strong design sensibility is necessary as well as an ability to work within various formats and cater to different ages (ie. From novelty and picture books to Young Adult and lifestyle).

• eBooks
Oversee conversion of print books to eBooks. Designer would work closely with editors and production team to coordinate and approve eBooks. Communication with outside vendors will be necessary.

• Packagers
Communicate with and coordinate packaged projects after they have been acquired. Designer would be required to art direct packager and sometimes create cover design for packaged books. Would work closely with editor and production coordinator

• Website and social media
Designer should have a good understanding of social media (particularly Twitter and Facebook). Designer will be required to contribute to the new RP Kids website, both in terms of content and design.
About Our

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, Public Affairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution and digital services, serving over 300 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at www.perseusbooks.com, and www.constellationdigital.com

Please submit a cover letter,resume and salary requirements along with a link to an online portfolio to hr@perseusbooks.com


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