Production Designer

Canadian Geographic, an award-winning national magazine based in Ottawa, is seeking a production designer for design, production and coordination of content for print and digital media.

Key Responsibilities

  • Production and preparation of all magazine and supplement pages. (Finalizing layout, PDF prep, preflight and send out, includes editorial and advertising pages)
  • Coordinate magazine workflow internally and with printers
  • Build magazine and special interest publications line-up flatplan
  • Printing quotes as required
  • Assessment and colour correction of all digital images. (Under supervision of creative director and design team)
  • High resolution Photoshop editing (close crop, cloning, drop shadows, fades, etc.)
  • Assembly and organization of text, graphic and template files into working folders
  • Monitoring production of and tracking down materials for in-book contra and house ads, etc.
  • Arranging all components of each issue
  • Implementing refinements to the production process, in consultation with the creative director, managing editor and editorial team
  • Keep team advised of status and changes on all projects
  • Layout and refinement of editorial pages and promotional projects
  • Other design/production duties as required
  • Organization and maintenance of file archives and file retrieval.

Application deadline: January 5, 2018


  • Bachelor’s degree in design
  • Three to five years experience in editorial design, production and pre-press environment (web design an asset)
  • Strong layout skills and technical expertise in design of single-page and long document projects
  • Strong knowledge of typography
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign and Photoshop), Microsoft Office including Powerpoint, and other design/production software
  • Expertise with PDF workflow
  • Experience with print quoting and press approvals
  • Strong communications and organizational skills
  • Web and multimedia design skills an asset
  • Bilingualism an asset
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Optimal Traits

Team player

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Outstanding organizational and file-organization skills

* Please include portfolio with resume.

Job Type: Contract

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • editorial design, production and pre-press: 3 years

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Additional Details

Category: Graphics / Web
Canadian Geographic
Ottawa, ON, CA
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Posted: Jan 02, 2018
Deadline: OPEN
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