Graphic Production Assistant
Candlewick Press seeks a Graphic Production Assistant to join our talented team. The assistant will provide support to the Graphic Production team, covering a wide-array of exciting print and digital projects. Following Candlewick aesthetic styles and standards, the Graphic Production Assistant will assist with; reprints, preparing files for digital conversion (e-book, e-PDF), Preflight and Postflight of final files for print, inputting text changes for US editions of UK originated titles, and Hi-Rez Photoshop projects.
Duties also include:
- retrieve and prepare archive assets for various reuse needs
- create special effect plates for print (i.e. Spot-Gloss, Emboss, Foil-Stamp, etc.)
- generate and update barcodes
- fulfill file and PDF requests
- assist with creating and updating training and workflow documentation
This is not a design position. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for typography and book design, while having a stronger interest in prepress and digital production.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent experience
Experience working with Hi-Rez imagery, including; cloning, creating layer masks, alpha channels, retouching, color conversion, adjustment layers, smart filters
Understanding of color separations, 4-color printing process and color theory, along with experience in color-correction
Typesetting experience and understanding of proofreading marks is a plus
Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro
Knowledge of Flightcheck and Pitstop a plus
Candidate must be very detail oriented and work well under pressure
Good communication, time management and organizational skills
To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to email@example.com, referencing "Graphic Production Assistant"
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