Designer, PRPG Children's Imprints

Publishing San Diego, California


The Designer, PRPG Children's Imprints will design and prepare traditional and novelty book formats for our children’s book publishing lists. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work with both proprietary brands and licensed properties for global distribution including Disney, Marvel, Mattel, Discovery and Nickelodeon.

What You Will Be Doing: 

  • Design a wide range of children’s book formats including non-fiction titles.
  • Develop and design novelty books, working to make books as interactive as possible.
  • Manage illustrators to provide highest quality of art while following design guidelines.
  • Manipulate brand provided art to fit SFI and SD formats.
  • Participate in format development once assignment is given.
  • Submit print specifications with the help of supervisor.
  • Establish creative schedules with managing editor.
  • Route materials through relevant reviewers, and follow up with all comments.
  • Participate in format development with senior staff with a key sense of creating formats with long term and wide ranging applications.
  • Write specifications or review specs of staff for assigned formats, providing Production with complete, detailed information.
  • Establish budgets for artists and freelance designers.
  • Find art resources for brands and non-branded titles.
  • Work with editorial and design staff to develop content direction for formats.
  • Oversee or create the design of cover and content.
  • Hire designers or illustrators to complete work as needed.
  • Manage the non-paper component design of formats.
  • Traffic all phases of format creation through relevant channels.
  • Prepare all materials needed by sales department or outside customers.
  • Problem solve any issues regarding work as it occurs or anticipate and correct.
What You Will Need: 

  • Bachelor Degree required, preferably in a design field.
  • Minimum three to five years’ experience in publishing or associated field a plus.
  • Working knowledge of all Adobe and other creative software, including all fonts as well as thorough knowledge of preparing and posting print files.
  • Interpersonal skills – the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral Communication – the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.
  • Written Communication – the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to partner with the management team to influence positive continuous change in ReaderLinks’ supply chain and publishing programs.