Position Description
Press University of Chicago Press
Production and Design
Book Designer


The Book Designer is responsible for the design of approximately 40 book projects per year, mostly print and some electronic. This includes the interior and jacket design of monographs in all disciplines; trade books; illustrated books in art/architecture, science, and anthropology.  

Responsibilities: Text design for new manuscripts, including preparation of typographic specifications and layouts, which includes the implementation of interior design templates and the review and approval of all stages of proofs throughout the typesetting and printing process. Cover design, including preparation of comprehensive sketches and cover mechanicals in Adobe InDesign, hiring of illustrators, original illustration as appropriate, image research and negotiation of related permissions and fees. Coordinate projects that are assigned to freelance designers. Typeset books using Adobe InDesign, with print-ready PDFs and valid ePubs as final deliverables. Assist with departmental tasks (e.g. maintaining design library; assisting with design department archive; maintaining template program) at discretion of Design + Production Director.

Interested applicants should apply at: https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Book-Designer_JR06678

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