Illustration ©2000 Peter Reynolds, from JUDY MOODY, by Megan McDonald
Promotions Designer
This position is responsible for creating high quality promotional materials to support the marketing and sale of children's books. Applying Candlewick styles and standards, the Designer will design various projects from concept through finish, routing materials through the required rounds of correction and approval. They will work closely with Sales and Marketing on a variety of projects.

The Designer will produce a variety of book promotional projects such as posters and displays as well as items for sales and marketing such as sell sheets, trade and consumer ads, website banner ads, conference materials, invitations and brochures. They will be working on a variety of digital projects, especially online advertising such as animated gifs and website banners. The designer will also be required to become familiar with our print catalog process and assist in its creations.

Candidates need to understand and work with various print and digital specifications and materials; prepare high resolution digital files for printing and online use including scanning; manipulating images, pdf creations, and color correcting.

The designer will be expected to attend meetings such as our Promo Project Initiation meetings and a bi-weekly Promo Scheduling meeting.

Required Skills and Experience:
Candidate must have the following skills;

- Expert in Adobe Creative Suite CS4-CS6 (with focus in InDesign / Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat / some basic Flash / HTML5 animation skills a bonus)
- A minimum of 2 years' promotional design experience
- Strong understanding of four and one color print production basics
- Understanding of font management tools
- Basic understanding of web advertising (static and animated)
- Good sense of color management as related to print and web publishing
- Fluent with MS Office Suite including Outlook
- Good at trimming, tiling, cutting, and assembling clean and neat materials.

To Apply: submit a resume and cover letter (noting salary requirements when applying for a full-time position) via e-mail to, referencing "Promotions Designer"
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