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Production Designer 6/7/2018

Harvard Business Publishing Brighton, MA

Brighton, MA
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Part Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly-owned subsidiary of Harvard University, reporting into Harvard Business School. Our mission is to improve the practice of management in a changing world. This mission influences how we approach what we do here and what we believe is important.

With approximately 450 employees, primarily based in Boston, with offices in New York City, India, and the United Kingdom, Harvard Business Publishing serves as a bridge between academia and enterprises around the globe through its publications and multiple platforms for content delivery, and its reach into three markets: academic, corporate, and individual managers. Harvard Business Publishing has a conventional governance structure comprising a Board of Directors, an internal Executive Committee, and Business Unit Directors. The three market groups Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard Business Review Group, produce a variety of media including print and digital (Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press Books, Harvard Business School Cases, Brief Cases, blogs), events (Participant-Centered Learning Seminars, Custom Events, Webinars), and online learning (Harvard ManageMentor, Leadership Direct, Online Courses, Simulations). Through these publishing platforms, Harvard Business Publishing is able to influence real-world change by maximizing the reach and impact of its essential offering ideas.

The in-house creative team is a cross-enterprise group supporting the needs of multiple business units across Harvard Business Publishing. The production designer will develop a wide range of materials including reports, white papers, newsletters, sales collateral, and slide decks. The production designer will create new documents using existing design templates and finalize those files for print or digital distribution. Equally important in this role is a high level of skill using PPT to both modify presentations by adding new art and content and to create new presentations in existing templates. The production designer is expected to work quickly and efficiently and to keep pace with a high-volume of requests.

The candidate must demonstrate:
* A strong understanding of processes for print design
* Experience working in both print and digital media
* Experience preparing error-free files optimized for print and web distribution
* Advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
* Advanced skills in PowerPoint.
* Ability to juggle multiple projects and remain flexible through revisions while keeping a keen attention to detail
* Familiarity adhering to brand standards
* Efficiency, accuracy, flexibility, and a can-do attitude are critical to this position.

Three years of professional experience; strong, proven knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite in a Mac environment; advanced skills in PowerPoint; superior attention to detail; ability to meet aggressive, repetitive deadlines required. An undergraduate degree in graphic arts, fine arts, or related field is preferred..

Harvard Business Publishing is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EEO is the Law.