Production Coordinator

 

Join Albert Whitman’s dynamic creative team!  We’re looking for an organized, deadline-driven individual to help coordinate our book publishing activities.

What You’ll Do:

  • Route materials to appropriate team members and track a book’s development process.
  • Ensure book production schedules are maintained and met.
  • Ensure that communication from various departments internal and external are communicated to team members and tasks assigned appropriately.
  • Ensure invoices from freelancers are processed correctly and create purchase orders when needed.
  • Maintain and ensure marketing materials meet established deadlines and are uploaded on time.

This is not a design or editing position.  You will work closely with our creative team reporting to the Publishing Director.

Background Needed:

  • 2+ years’ experience in the same or similar role in book publishing or a related publishing production department highly desired.
  • Must be persistent and have excellent multi-tasking, project management, detail- orientation and organizational skills.
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Must have good MS Office skills, especially in Excel and Word.

Our Awesome Benefit Package:

  • In addition to base salary we have a bonus program for all employees
  • BCBS PPO health plan, Delta Dental, Life, STD and LTD
  • Amazing on site cafeteria
  • We’re located one block from the Union Pacific NW Metra train
  • Relocation package for out of state applicants
  • On-site gym and gym membership reimbursement
  • Free copies of current books
  • Free Costco Membership
  • Summer Fridays Off

A Little More About Us  

Located just outside of Chicago in Park Ridge, Illinois, Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series the Boxcar Children® Mysteries. We are passionate about books—we love what we do.  Are you the next member of our awesome team?  Please email us your resume:  hr@albertwhitman.com.


Design Intern/Assistant Designer

 

We are looking for a paid Design Intern/Assistant Designer to work within our creative team approximately 20 hours per week. $12+/hr. depending upon experience.

What You’ll Do:

  • Create marketing advertisements, banners, etc., circulate internally and once approved post to appropriate places.
  • Update all reprints as advised, circulate internally and create final files to printer when approved.
  • Prepare materials for book fairs as requested.
  • Meet book schedules and ensure timeliness of projects assigned.
  • Additional projects as assigned.

 Background Needed:

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, AcrobatPro).
  • Junior, senior or graduate of an art, design or illustration program at an accredited college/university.

What We Offer:

  • Amazing on site cafeteria
  • We’re located one block from the Union Pacific NW Metra train
  • Flexible hours, we will do our best to work around your school schedule
  • Mentoring from amazing designers
  • University internship credit

A Little More About Us  

Located just outside of Chicago in Park Ridge, Illinois, Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing award-winning children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series the Boxcar Children® Mysteries. We are passionate about books—we love what we do.  Are you the next member of our awesome team?  Please email us your resume:  hr@albertwhitman.com.