The League of American Orchestras (www.americanorchestras.org) seeks a creative and forward-looking Production and Design Manager who is capable of everything from designing a beautiful quarterly magazine (in print and online) to producing an engaging fundraising report in AdobeSpark to creating contemporary logotypes for League programs. We’re looking for a talented self-starter who is familiar with current trends, tools, and practices in design, and who thrives in a busy but friendly work environment.
The League encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, inclusive of gender identity, race, ethnicity, physical ability, socio-economic status, and age.
Location: Remote temporarily; New York City likely in the fall.
Professional experience in design and print production:
Ability to work collaboratively with editors and communications colleagues to “tell the story” of editorial content with compelling visuals.
Knowledge of contemporary design and production trends, and proven proficiency with design software including Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat DC, Illustrator). Ongoing education as software is updated.
Should also be skilled in software such as AdobeSpark and PowerPoint and should be comfortable with designing graphics for social media.
Ideally, should have experience in Wordpress and basic website design.
Proven proficiency in file preparation and transfer and other production technologies in order to communicate and work efficiently with print vendors.
Continued awareness of emerging design and production technologies.
Symphony magazine – production functions:
Create and coordinate production schedules between editors, advertising director, and magazine printer, Sheridan/Dartmouth Printing.
Troubleshoot and coordinate scheduling and mailing with printer’s technical and customer service representatives.
Manage legal requirements of publishers with U.S.P.S; complete necessary forms and documentation.
Research variable production costs with printer.
Receive and review invoices from printer.
Maintain records of Symphony production costs.
Handle price quotes and production for reprints of Symphony articles.
Maintain archive of article PDFs for each issue of Symphony.
Create and maintain archive of PDFs of the tables of contents for each issue of Symphony and compile all table of contents text for each issue into a multiyear, searchable Word document.