Johns Hopkins is one of the largest university presses, publishing about 140 books each year. We have a team of exceptional professionals committed to bringing the benefits of discovery to the world by providing global access, impact, and influence for the scholarship that we publish and distribute. The book designer reports to the art director and will be involved in the creation and management of covers, interiors, and ancillary materials.
The Press Book Designer in this position is responsible for creating and adapting text designs, some of which involve rethinking standardized templates or series designs and producing custom designs that present the content with clarity and freshness to meet marketing and editorial expectations. This role involves writing instructions for typesetters and requires close collaboration with the books production staff and their vendors. Occasionally text typesetting would be a possibility.
The Press Book Designer is also expected to create strong cover and jacket designs in a timely manner with multiple submissions and rounds of adjustment as standard. Close collaboration with editors and marketing staff is a given, along with active, knowledgeable participation at cover and launch meetings.
Excellent communication skills are essential along with the ability to listen, interpret, and verbalize design concepts and elements to all levels of the organization. The duties of this position include the complete preparation of materials for composition, printing and/or binding, and checking proofs at all stages for adherence to project specifications and Press standards of quality.
This position is not eligble for visa sponsorship.
BFA or similar graphic arts training and education required.
5 years of book design experience required, preferably in a university press environment.
Thorough knowledge of type and typesetting systems including the Adobe Suite, book production procedures and techniques, and proficiency on Macintosh computers.
Classified Title: Book Designer Working Title: Press Book Designer Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range: $50,700 - $69,780 annually Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000123-Books Design and Production Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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