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Designer, Children's Books - Disney Publishing Worldwide

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 981923BR Location Kissimmee, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jun. 06, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

The book designer for print and replica eBook production will report to the Manager, Design. This designer will be responsible for print book design, working on covers and interiors, as well as replica eBook production.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and design up to 10 hardcover print titles per year including key author Rick Riordan Presents titles, Intellectual Property projects which include picture books, illustrated chapter books, graphic novels and middle grade through adult fiction.
  • Production of replica eBooks, as well the different/specialized formats across the Disney Hyperion, Disney Press, Marvel, Lucas, Kingswell, National Geographic Adult and Kids imprints. The Designer prepares both reflow (novels) and fixed (picture books) format eBooks and eBooks with audio.
  • Attend the eBook and Audible production meetings and be the point person for the Disney Hyperion design team.
  • Works closely with the eBook editor, eBook Managing editor and eBook production team.
  • Release an average of 20 book files a month to the eBook conversion team, about 240 titles a year.
  • Convert cover files for audio titles. All titles need converted to the new format and need to include proper branding.
  • Work closely with the Editors and Marketing team to create templates for ads that are included in the back of an eBook.
  • Design layout and typography, and art direct Illustrators, Photographers, Re-touchers and Hand-letterers.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Editors, Sales and Marketing staff through meetings, e-mails and phone calls.
  • Work with their manager to negotiate contracts with illustrators, photographers, hand-letterers
  • Create complex print mechanicals for in-house review and for printers to produce. The Designer will review proofs, and create digital images for sales, marketing and publicity.
  • Create special design projects such as "instant" logos needed for presentations/decks or key acquisition/offer letters.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience working in Publishing
  • Proven design talent in creating innovative book design, application of typography, layout, color.
  • Solid computer design skills: proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Interest in children's books publishing
  • Organized, ability to work on many projects simultaneously
  • Communicate, present ideas and collaborate with internal and external partners

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or comparable experience.

Additional Information:

This position is based in Orlando, FL

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is one of the world's largest publishing brands, igniting imagination through storytelling in ever-inventive ways. As part of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment, DPW and its affiliates through its publishing business bring the magic of The Walt Disney Company’s powerful brands and franchises, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, ESPN, 20th Century Studios, and National Geographic, to fans everywhere. DPW, through its vertical publishing operations and global licensing structure, creates and publishes best-selling books, comics, magazines, learning and digital interactive storytelling products, audio books, eBooks, and apps. DPW publications and storytelling products are available in more than 70 countries in 45 languages.

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at https://jobs.disneycareers.com/benefits.

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About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Global Product Development and Creative, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Global Product Development and Creative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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