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Production Editor / Graphic Designer, ALA Production Services more...
Location:Chicago, IL
Company:American Library Association
First posted:June 10, 2017

As a member of ALA's in-house production and design team, the production editor will create print and digital files as assigned by the unit director and senior production staff while adhering to ALA's high design and publishing standards. Some occasional administrative support for the unit director is also needed.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the required expertise to prepare emails, brochures, logos, flyers, bookmarks, social media graphics, journals, and other marketing, conference, and editorial materials.
  • Possess a modern and sophisticated design sense.
  • Have strong typography skills and a keen understanding of how best to visually interpret editorial and marketing copy.
  • Demonstrate effective written/verbal communication and time-management skills.
  • Be comfortable working in a deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Provide a wide-ranging portfolio of professional print/digital design work.

    Salary: Negotiable from the mid- 40s; based on relevant experience.

    Apply online including cover letter, resume, and link to design portfolio/samples.

    (Additional documents should be uploaded on the same screen as the resume)


    Send a cover letter, resume, and design samples to:

    American Library Association
    Human Resources
    Ref: prodeditorProdServices
    50 E. Huron St.
    Chicago, IL 60611-6763
    Fax: (312) 280-5270

    The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


    Minimum of 3 years professional print/digital publishing or graphic design experience. Bachelor's degree in graphic design or related field of study strongly preferred. Online or digital portfolio of relevant design work samples. Advanced proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 design software on a PC in a Windows 7 environment; experience using template-based email preparation software (Informz or similar); proficiency with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and knowledge of print, social, and digital publishing specifications and best practices.

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