Title
Production Coordinator
Employer
Callisto Media, Inc.
Location
Berkeley, CA
Date Posted
07/10/2014
Description
**Applicants Must Reside In the San Francisco Bay Area**

Callisto Media, a startup backed by one of the world’s foremost venture capital firms, is seeking a full-time Production Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team of award-winning Designers at the forefront of a new publishing venture. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing both print and ebook page composition, solid book production skills, and an established track record in collaborating successfully with in-house Design and Editorial teams.

Responsibilities
-Report to the Creative Director and collaborate closely with Design and Editorial colleagues
-Assign and manage freelance Compositors, ensuring clear understanding of design objectives and adherence to established standards
-Review manuscripts for structural consistency and clarity; code and transmit for layout
-Specify interior design templates for freelance Compositors and Writers
-Review and transmit corrections on composed pages
-Track and manage acquisition of stock photography
-Build and maintain art database
-Assist with minor revisions on cover mechanicals and other print-ready files
-Assist in streamlining and formalizing production procedures and documentation
-Maintain freelance resource database and Design production calendar
-Manage file archiving and retrieval
-Monitor Design Department workflow and track ingoing and outgoing files
-Adhere to demanding schedules and help uphold high design quality standards
-Maintain awareness of new and emerging software and tools
-Provide support to Creative Director on additional production, design, and administrative tasks

Requirements
-At least 5 years book production experience with an emphasis on design and composition
-Excellent attention to detail
-Extensive knowledge of typography and proper typesetting conventions
-Solid pre-press skills, with knowledge of latest software and technologies
-Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
-Superior organizational skills with ability to multi-task, prioritize assignments, and meet tight deadlines
-Ability to take initiative while also working collaboratively with Design and Editorial colleagues
-Adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
-Expert proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Microsoft Office
-Bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent education and experience; Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Writing, or related field a plus

Callisto Media offers a competitive salary, full benefits, stock options, 401K, and a friendly working environment. This is a full-time, onsite position at our office in Berkeley, California.

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