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Location:New York, NY
Company:Macmillan Learning
First posted:May 10, 2017

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC ("BFW"), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.

The Design Services Manager will manage print text design projects for the Humanities and Sciences/Social Sciences; consult/advise on epub visual design as related to print text design projects.

  • *Evaluate and assign print text design projects to outside vendors
  • *Ensure quality, efficiency, brand fidelity, and good communication throughout design process; formulate processes/practices
  • *Hold/attend meetings with project teams to evaluate design work and gather feedback; make recommendations based on feedback
  • *Develop strategies for efficiency and cost-savings in design workflow
  • Offer ideas for print design to epub design relationship to achieve design goals

    Skills/experience required:

    Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

  • 5+ years managing print design in higher-ed publishing
    Essential: -Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign
    -5+ years managing print design in higher-ed publishing
    -Experience with Humanities, STEM, and Social Sciences disciplines
    Desirable: -Experience with ebook design CSS and/or EPUB3 standards as they relate to visual design
    -Experience with accessibility issues in design as it relates to content publishing

    Educational Requirements: BFA in Graphic Design or equivalent education

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