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ScribeConcepts Seeks Remote Part-Time Design Manager to Join Our Design Team

OVERVIEW

 

The ScribeConcepts publishing project management network anticipates a number of opportunities for client projects in the coming months. We are seeking a Remote Part-Time Design Manager to assist our Lead Design Strategist in anticipation for needed growth and successfully achieve our goals. This position has the potential to move into a full-time role provided performance and company needs. 

 

Our clients trust us to assemble best-in-class expertise for curriculum development projects.  We knit professionals together remotely across time zones and backgrounds to deliver high quality work through every phase of the content production process. 

 

If you are an experienced Production Designer, and feel that you meet the qualifications listed below, please submit your application here: https://scribe.ink/design-team-application

 

Qualified candidates will be scheduled for interviews and required to complete two short vetting tasks for the role. If selected, you will be virtually onboarded and complete non-disclosure and business agreements. 

 

Please find required experience and a general description of the available role below.

DESIGN MANAGER

Experience/Skills

Required:

  • 3+ years of high volume production design experience (or equivalent)–preferably within the publishing industry–curriculum publishing is a plus.

  • Expert working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite software

    • Necessary: Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Pro

    • Desired: Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, Bridge

  • Advanced proficiency with:

    • Dropbox account and familiarity with local sync features

    • Apple Macintosh computer

  • Strong knowledge of building/updating templates and ability to maintain design templates and style guides

  • Advanced and proven understanding of visual design principles, with emphasis on print layout design

  • Proven experience successfully overseeing the design process using technical expertise

  • Comfortable working with clients to ensure that expectations and deadlines are met

  • Self-starter who is highly motivated, detail oriented, and works well in a fast paced–team–environment.

  • Comfortable working fully remotely

  • Value the perspectives of clients and colleagues

  • Commit to inclusive practices and actively work to identify and address unconscious bias and its impact on the curriculum development/production process

  • Approach challenges with a solutions-oriented mindset

  • Contribute to a community of care with humor and authenticity

  • Lead by example

Pluses:

  • Previous experience designing Powerpoint and Google Slides presentations

  • Working knowledge of Wix and website design

  • Experience importing and applying Adobe PDF mark-up in InDesign

  • Experience with EM Software’s WordsFlow and DocsFlow

  • Experience with the following tools:

    • Smartsheet

    • Slack

    • Zoom

Roles and Responsibilities

The selected candidate for this role will need to be able to successfully fill the roles of a Design Manager, act as assistant to the Lead Design Strategist, and have all of the knowledge that is expected of our Production Designers.

Design Manager:

  • Assist Lead Design Strategist in:

    • Set-up of Production Design environments to include

      • Design Templates

      • Design Style Guides

      • Asset Library

    • ​​Ensuring designs are available to those who need them, at the appropriate time

    • Implementing strategies to mitigate risk and reduce errors

    • Maintaining thorough documentation of the project specific design process

    • Reviewing files to ensure visual design quality and consistency 

    • Effectively communicate with production designers to answer questions and make certain that they have everything they need to successfully complete the task at hand

    • Motivate and encourage design teams

    • Effectively communicate with external clients and vendors/printers for file delivery

    • Review and sign off on soft printer proofs

  • Assist/Support design team with the layout of large volumes of content — emphasis on consistency and speed 

  • Keep up-to-date with evolving production design tools available within the marketplace

Production Designer:

  • Pour content from Google Docs or Word files into Adobe InDesign, and apply styles provided in shell files/templates or indicated on provided style guides

  • Update necessary content in headers, title page, etc.

  • Link content from master InDesign files

  • Build book files with files in correct order with correct page numbering

  • Import and apply/accept/verify Adobe InDesign edits as indicated on PDF proof markups 

  • Export book files as PDFs using specified settings

  • For designated projects, provide setup and design review of PowerPoint or Google Slide presentations.

  • Follow strict file naming conventions and file set-up guidelines

  • Preflight INDD files for printing

Time Commitment: 

20-30 hours a week (variable based on project needs and deadlines)

 

Hourly Rate: $35/hr 

Compensation is based on experience.

ScribeConcepts strives to promote a safe and inclusive work environment where everyone can do their best work. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to apply for these roles. Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for roles unless they believe they meet or exceed every qualification in the role description. All those who believe in and can contribute to ScribeConcepts’ goals are encouraged to apply.

 
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