The Book Design and Productionspecialist is responsible for the design of approximately 30 book projects peryear, mostly print and some electronic. This includes the interior and jacketdesign of monographs in all disciplines; trade books; and illustrated books inart, science, and anthropology.
Vanderbilt University Presspublishes books for scholarly and general audiences in a variety ofdisciplines. The Book Design and Production specialist will be part of theseven-member Press team that acquires, edits, designs, and produces all bookspublished in the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
Text design for newmanuscripts, including preparation of typographic specifications and layouts,which includes the implementation of interior design templates and the reviewand approval of all stages of proofs throughout the typesetting and printingprocess.
Be familiar withprinter and manufacturing templates and prepare all files to specific projectneeds. Approve soft and electronic proofs from printers on a regular basis.
Designs covers,including preparation of comprehensive sketches and cover mechanicals in AdobeInDesign, image research, and negotiation of related permissions and fees.Considers priorities of marketing, sales, publicity, acquisitions editors, andauthors as conveyed at jacket design meetings.
Typesets books usingAdobe InDesign, with print-ready PDFs, web-ready PDFs, XML files, and validePubs as final deliverables. Prepares electronic books for dissemination tovarious platforms.
Prepares printer-readycover mechanicals for jacketed, hardcover, and paperback formats, convertsjacket files from jacket format to paperback or printed hardcover format, andadapts jacket files for imports, co-pubs, and re-releases.
Makes corrections toproofs in response to author and editor proof review; works with editorial infinalizing proof corrections and indexes.
Reviews all proofs ontime and with care; adheres to project schedules and prioritizes work based onorganization needs and deadlines.
Exhibits businesscommunication within a professional environment.
Size/crop/prepareprinter-ready interior text art, both grayscale and four color; performs lightredesigns for art that doesn't meet specifications.
Producescollateral/ancillary products as needed, including two catalogs annually,advertisements, and series flyers.
Completes all otherduties as assigned or requested for the general support of the organization.
Analyzes manuscriptsand supplied image files for design and production requirements and preparesthem for design, typesetting, and production.
Develops strategies forprocessing, production, and archiving of digital assets.
Recommends changes andoffer creative ideas; obtain editorial input and approval with some managerialguidance.
Oversees and supervisesdesign interns and works with occasional freelance vendors for individualprojects as needed.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
Bachelor's degree in arelated field from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
MA/MS in liberal orgraphic arts from an accredited institution of higher education is preferred.
Three years of experiencein journal or book publishing production is necessary.
Competence with AdobeInDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, and Adobe Illustrator is necessary. Quark XPress,Oxygen, Sublime is preferred. Knowledge of XML workflows is preferred.
Foreign language skillis preferred. HTML or XML knowledge is preferred.
Excellent communicationskills and attention to detail is necessary.
Familiarity with amajor style manual, Chicago preferred, and experience with production workflowsis necessary. Supervisory experience; experience working in a cross-platformdigital production environment; and project management experience is preferred.
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering alively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VanderbiltUniversity offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health,dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance,paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbiltoffers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also,after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition forup to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more aboutVanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, locatedin Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering afull range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt issituated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university'sstudents, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding areaas one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community.Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, yourknowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where yourdiversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of"America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashvillemetropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University iscommitted to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community offaculty, staff, and students. We seek individualswho are committed to this goal and our campus values.
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