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Production Designer (Book Production)

Posted on March 5, 2015

Fast-paced publishing company specializing in tabletop hobby games is looking for an entry level detail-oriented production designer for book production. Duties will mainly include production of game books, novels, and packaging along with other duties assigned.

Functions / Major Responsibilities

  • Interior page layouts for numerous book-oriented product lines.
  • Assistance with production on card, maps, and other non-book products as needed.
  • Perform other job duties as assigned.

Job Scope

Job is not routine. Responsibilities and tasks vary from day to day depending on deadlines and what is most necessary for the smooth operation and production of tabletop gaming materials.

Interpersonal Contacts

Contacts are made primarily inside the organization. Internal contacts frequently include the rest of the art staff as well as the editorial staff, customer service staff, marketing staff, and Paizo management.

External contacts are limited. Relations with artists and outside vendors are largely the responsibility of art directors within the art team's management structure. This is a strongly production-oriented position with few external contacts.

Specific Job Skills

  • Good production/design skills (font selection and page layout).
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good knowledge of Mac OSX and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of PDF online book production (strongly desired).
  • Building own files for press and online.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
  • Physical ability to operate telephone, computer hardware/software including keyboard, and 10-key, ability to type, to sit for extended periods of time, and occasionally to lift/carry up to 20 pounds.
  • Ability to manage time effectively a must.
  • Ability to keep confidential information secret a must.
  • Possess knowledge of general office policies and administrative procedures and practices.
  • Interest in pop culture, science fiction, fantasy, video games, and tabletop gaming helpful.

Education and/or Experience

  • Degree in graphic design or related fields highly recommended.
  • Minimum of six months professional graphic design experience highly recommended.
  • Proficiency with Mac OSX and Adobe Creative Suite required.
  • Knowledge of PDF book production strongly desired.
  • Portfolio showing examples of original page layouts and product designs required.

Job Conditions

  • Office located in Seattle, Washington area. Position open to residents of the greater Seattle area only.
  • Normal office working conditions.
  • Job might require hours that exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week during peak periods.
  • Job will require rapid adaptation to the large workload and the ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resumes with 3 samples of work to artsubmissions@paizo.com with the subject "Production Designer."


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