Title
Designer
Employer
Readerlink Distribution Services, LLC
Location
San Diego, CA
Date Posted
11/29/2016
Description
Summary: With Supervisors, design and prepare novelty book formats for our trade list as well as out packaging business. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with both proprietary brands and licensed properties for global distribution including Disney, Marvel, Mattel and Nickelodeon.

Essential Functions:

• Develop design of novelty books, working to make books as interactive as possible
• Manage illustrators to provide highest quality of art while following design guidelines
• Manipulate brand provided art to fit SFI formats
• Participate in format development once assignment is given
• Submit print specifications with the help of supervisor
• Establish creative schedules with supervisor
• Route materials through relevant reviewers, and follow up with all comments
• Participate in format development with senior staff with a key sense of creating formats with long term applications
• Writing specs or review specs of staff for assigned formats, providing Production with complete, detailed information.
• Establish schedules and budgets
• Finding art resources for brands and non-branded titles
• Work with editorial and design staff to develop content direction for formats
• Oversee or create the design of cover and content
• Hire designers or illustrators to complete work as needed
• Manage the non-paper component design of formats
• Traffic all phases of format creation through relevant channels
• Prepare all materials needed by sales department or outside customers
• Route materials through relevant reviewers
• Problem solve any issues regarding work as it occurs or anticipate and correct


Non-Essential Functions:

• Study new brands and competitors product for a thorough knowledge of market needs.
• Develop a working knowledge of production to more economically develop formats.


Qualifications:

• Bachelor Degree
• Minimum 8 - 10 years’ experience in publishing or associated field
• Working knowledge of all Adobe and other creative software as well as thorough knowledge of preparing and posting print files.


Language Skills:

• Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
• Oral Communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
• Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
• Effective communicator with the ability to partner with the management team to influence positive continuous change in Reader Links’ supply chain and publishing programs.

Reasoning Ability:

• Must identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully and maintains confidentiality.

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