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Senior Design and Production Specialist

Job Summary

Responsible for designing and producing a variety of print and digital educational courseware, including graphics, textbooks, ancillaries, and other materials in support of EMC/Paradigm’s marketing and sales objectives, using a variety of industry-standard software applications and industry best practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and revise accessible electronic page layouts per specified design and typography requirements for assigned projects
  • Create and manipulate graphics and interactive animations
  • Prepare electronic documents according to accessibility and department standards for pre-press and/or electronic transmission and distribution
  • Maintain integrity and organization of digital assets according to department guidelines and standards
  • Creation and QC of print-, digital-, and web-ready PDFs and other file formats per industry standards and eBook production and/or printer specifications
  • Specialization in one or more of the following areas:
    • eBook design, layout, and production
    • Perform expert level Photoshop and Illustrator graphics
    • Design accessible 1-, 2-, 4-color interior layouts for textbooks and ancillaries, coordinating with production editors, editorial, marketing, and Digital Production
    • Design covers, including photo research as required
    • Design static and interactive PowerPoint templates and product templates
    • Train DLP staff as assigned—new hires, skill-specific training of current staff, or new software capabilities and best practices
    • XML and/or digital workflow development and implementation
    • Lead project design teams as assigned, coordinating consistent implementation of design and layout specifications
    • Research new and upgrades to software/hardware and recommend process improvement as assigned o Audio and/or video production
    • Responsibility for management of project archives and digital assets
    • Support the design and layout flyers, brochures, catalogs, posters, and other collateral sales and marketing materials as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design or related design discipline, or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in an educational publishing environment
  • Expertise in a specific area of specialization as listed above, ideally in most areas
  • Demonstrated expertise in current versions of industry-standard software (Microsoft Word and Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud suite-InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere)
  • Thorough knowledge of 1-, 2-, and 4-color printing process
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Familiarity with responsive design techniques and best practices
  • Familiarity with Hype or other animation software
  • Familiarity with formal project management techniques and best practices
  • Work effectively and efficiently in a team as well as independently

EMC Publishing offers market-competitive salary with excellent benefits.

To be considered for this position, you must submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by applying through,, or by visiting No phone calls please.

EMC Publishing LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disability.

EMC Publishing, LLC is committed to providing Equal Opportunity to all applicants.  In accordance with our policies and federal law, we’re committed to provide reasonable accommodations. If you are a qualified disabled person, a disabled veteran or have other barriers to access our online application system, please contact Human Resources at 651-290-2800 to discuss alternative ways to apply for employment.