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Date posted:
December 03, 2012

Deadline for applicants: December 14, 2012

Senior Designer (1 Year Contract)

Random House of Canada Limited

Senior Designer - Contract Position (1 Year):

The Senior Designer will join a strong in-house design team and work in conjunction with production, editorial, publishing and sales to develop design concepts and execute final press-ready files in a range of book and cover formats, including trade fiction and non-fiction (hardcover and paperback), children’s books (chapter and illustrated), and design-intensive sports, lifestyle and cookbooks. The contract is for one year, beginning January 2013, and is based at Random House of Canada’s Sherbourne Street offices.

The successful candidate will have the following skill set:

• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate ideas and offer design solutions.
• Proven ability to meet critical deadlines under pressure with a strong attention to detail.
• Preparation of press-ready files.
• Sound knowledge of the production process, including reviewing and correcting colour proofs, advising on materials (paper stocks, special effects, etc.)
• Expert knowledge of Mac-based InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Suitcase, Acrobat, and familiarity with Excel.
• Knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of book typography.
• Humour, flexibility, patience and the ability to work collaboratively.
• Self-motivation, with a willingness to learn.
• Troubleshooting and focused on results.
• Minimum of five years experience in print design, including three years at a senior level in complete book design.

To apply, please submit a concise resume along with a portfolio of 10-15 samples of recent work by December 14, 2012 to: CS Richardson, Random House of Canada Limited, 75 Sherbourne Street, 5th Floor, Toronto M5A 2P9,

We appreciate all applications but only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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