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Assistant Art Editor

Purpose of Role: To provide junior design support to the Art editorial team across a range of non-fiction titles, on a range of design tasks as required, ensuring that all your work is produced according to schedule.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follow and adhere to schedule, workflow, and brief for your work and produce accurate, well-designed pages.
  • Carry out a range of design tasks as and when required, for example:
    • Research subjects to ensure images are factually accurate and depth.
    • Help with picture research, picture management and archiving.
    • With guidance, design spreads in accordance with the project’s design brief.
    • With guidance, carry out technical tasks.
    • Follow the “design style guide” for your project, and liaising with seniors and editors to produce illustration visuals and page designs at every stage of a project’s production.
  • Check your own work and maintain good editorial accuracy and quality, from start to finish of the production process (plotters).
  • Manage own workload and organize work to meet deadlines and ensure the target dates are met.
  • Maintain high standards of creativity and quality at every stage of the process.
  • Work with/ have regular dialogues with London, your senior team and managers to ensure that design is accurate and up-to-date as well as on your status and progress of your work
  • Liaise with designers and DTP on the production of the page layouts as and when required.
  • Report on overall schedule and weekly progress to Art Editor, Project Art Editor, Senior Art Editor or Managing Art Editor and senior team. Also, flag up any issues that may arise.
  • Adapt text for different formats in media if required. Update progress reports; record minutes of meetings and conference calls regularly
  • Maintain excellent communication channels with the entire book team (in-house) for the duration of the project.
  • Close contact on a daily basis with all internal departments and when necessary external suppliers, authors and external editors
  • If required, work on the development and styling of new projects, and create presentation material to an agreed brief.

Key Skills and Knowledge:

  • Graduate degree in Design or professional diploma from recognized institute/university.
  • 0–2 years’ work experience, preferably in a related field.
  • Good design eye. Basic design skills.
  • Computer literacy in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, and Word.
  • Good organisational and admin skills
  • Should be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Excellent creative aptitude and visual sense.
  • Good understanding of the design process as part of a project

About DK
With over 45 years of publishing experience, we sell to every corner of the globe and in 63 languages.
We have employees worldwide with offices in London, New York, Toronto, Indianapolis, Delhi, Melbourne, Munich, Madrid, Beijing, and Jiangmen.

The DK India office was set up in 1998 in New Delhi, and works closely with its UK and rest of the world counterparts to help produce DK’s award-winning and bestselling reference books for adults and children in more than 40 languages.

Company: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Private Limited 

State: India

Region: Uttar Pradesh

City: Noida

Postal Code: 201301

Job ID: 154042

Date:  Sep 26, 2023

Noida, UP, IN, 201301

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Editor, Media Publishing, Editorial Assistant, Graphic Design, Publishing, Creative

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