Update: Position has been filled. Thank you!

Design/Production Assistant

Indigo: Editing, Design, and More seeks a book design and production assistant to join our team on a contract basis.

Indigo is a firm of freelance publishing professionals that has been providing the best in publishing-related services for traditional publishers and independent authors since 2006. Our clients range from members of the Big Five to authors seeking traditional publication to award-winning indie author-publishers.

Design/production assistant duties include:

  • Working with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator files that our lead designers have prepared
  • Supporting our lead designers by implementing client change requests to files
  • Working on both cover and interior book design files
  • Troubleshooting production issues in IngramSpark, KDP, and other printer or distributor accounts
  • Performing customer service tasks, including listening to client concerns regarding book production and solving the issues at hand

Ideal candidates will have:

  • An existing freelance business with room for more clients
  • Five years’ professional experience in the book publishing industry
  • Experience working with both traditional publishers and independent author-publishers
  • Expert knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat markup, and Word comments
  • Detailed knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Excellent collaboration and customer service skills
  • Superior organization skills, attention to detail, and track record of meeting deadlines
  • A degree or certificate in book publishing

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit the following materials to Ali Shaw at info@indigoediting.com:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Desired rates
  • Work samples of book cover design, interior book design, and links to books you have guided through production
  • Three client references

While Indigo is based in Portland, Oregon, candidates may work remotely. We will accept resumes and conduct interviews and task-related tests until the position is filled.

Indigo emphasizes long-term mutually beneficial relationships with team members, and this position is best suited for a professional with an existing freelance business who would like another source of clientele. We are not a database service with hundreds of contractors—rather, we have a team of ten with an average length of time with the company coming in at more than five years. We are looking for someone who will be a great long-term addition to the team. If you believe you’re that person, we look forward to talking with you!