Requires a unique blending of desktop publishing, graphic design, digital and prepress production, as well as strong interpersonal skills. Provide services including but not limited to: page layout, text flowing, scanning, OCR, digital archiving and retrieval, file server management, digital asset management, and soft and hard proofing. Must possess a solid knowledge of 4-color printing process and prepress requirements.
Ensures that the Job tickets received from internal customers are completed correctly so that the job can be done satisfactorily.
Preparing a Good Digital Asset; Make the data or media into a “Good Digital Asset” to include but not limited to all images in CMYK, correct fonts are used, links are complete, as well as preparing pages for prepress production and digital bundles.
Prepare job for printer. Convert to PDF/X and CFO. Provide color accurate hardcopy or soft copy proofs to printers and/or internal customers. Transmit prepared job to printer and internal customers.
Assist designers/editors in building strong visual layouts. This can include text flowing, scanning, image conversions or repurposing of graphic arts data such as creating 3-D mock-ups of products. Responsible for creating page layouts that are consistent with style sheets while demonstrating creativity in the process.
Perform digital archiving of job and/or digital asset. Transfer PDF/X, CFO, source and native files, raw image assets into Digital Asset Library. Put it into the right location, in the right format following the “Good Asset” guidelines and attach the appropriate rights/licenses/permissions.
Work closely with the designers and copy editors, as well as Production to make recommendations to implement streamlined processes. Provide input regarding technology, particularly in the are of curriculum development and online file development.
Stay current with publishing and digital asset technologies. This includes staying on the leading edge of repurposing files for the internet. Maintain an attitude of flexibility in a changing environment.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Formal Education: Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts/art/publishing/journalism or 4 years publishing experience
Experience: 4 years in publishing or graphic arts field. 4 – 7 years editorial concept-to-design-to-print experience
Specialized Knowledge/Certification: Must be able to work in broad range of Graphic Arts applications. Must have working knowledge of graphic arts and publishing service provider. Certifications in InDesign, PhotoShop, Asset Management preferred.
Equipment Knowledge: Expert in Mac OS X basic file management. Intermediate experience in Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Font Technology, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat (PDF). Web and digital asset management a plus. Basic experience in Web Browsers (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, JDE, Database Applications (Filemaker), MS Windows XP or Vista. Familiar with scanning equipment.
- Good task focus
- Not opposed to others’ suggestions
- Joins in groups well
- Can mentally do the job
- Not afraid to speak up
- Not easily overwhelmed
- Contribute to a working environment of mutual Christian encouragement by upholding Christian standards in all working practices and relationships
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. David C Cook is a dynamic work environment where positions evolve and change. As a result, the Company reserves the right to modify, delete or add job responsibilities, metrics and benchmarks as necessary to meet business needs. In addition, expectations of performance will be defined in regular performance discussions.
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.