Business Knowledge: Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. All employees should use their best judgment when making decisions on behalf of C&T. For example, all employees are responsible for keeping their supervisor informed regarding key decisions that affect the company. These include, but are not limited to: budget discrepancies; schedule discrepancies (OT approval or negatively impacting other team members); non-standard issues (defined as not in employee job description; non-compliance with company policy (Ex. not working regularly scheduled hours).
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Develops realistic action plans.
Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan. For example, every employee is responsible for meeting his/her assigned task deadlines, including scheduled start and finish dates.
Initiative: Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Production Coordinators work closely with book project teams in both editorial and production departments to produce 18-24 new book titles per year. Responsible for producing high-quality books with minimal to no correction costs needed. This is a full-time, entry level position. Salary $12.00 per hour. Reports to Production Manager.
Prepping/quality checking images and illustrations
Flowing text, images, and illustrations together for review
Handing off flowed layout to designer
Quality checking designed round
Making image and minor design updates/changes to book
Prepping and sending books to the printer
Checking proofs from printer
Creating digital content of books (eBook PDF, epub, mobi files)
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple book projects simultaneously
Creative problem solver
Proficient in Mac computers and Adobe Creative Suite 6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, and Acrobat Pro)
Desired Skills Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills:
Knowledge of quiltmaking, sewing, or craftmaking
Send resume and cover letter electronically (as Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) to Production Manager Zinnia Heinzmann at zinniah [at] ctpub [dot] com.
This is a full-time position. This is not a freelance position.
Quilting experience and math skills are mandatory. Please detail your quilting experience in your cover letter. The ideal candidate is an experienced quilter/crafter with an eye for detail and has the math abilities to calculate cut/finished sizes and yardages for all pieces/blocks/borders/fabrics in a project. Candidates will be asked to complete two quilting technical editing tests. Computer experience with Macintosh computers, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel a plus.
Reports to: Managing Editor
Perform full technical edits on assigned books, including:
Verify that all numbers (dimensions, yardages, cut/finished sizes, etc.) in the text are accurate and nothing is omitted
Give illustration and photo counts to Project Manager in preparation for Request for Quotes (RFQs)
Edit manuscripts to ensure that all project/process instructions are complete, correct, consistent, and reader-friendly, including: general how-to, materials and cutting lists, step-by-step instructions, template patterns, illustrations, and photos
Prepare illustrations for the Illustrator; review, and edit illustrations
Review how-to models for photography; prepare for and coordinate how-to photo shoot working with Photographer
Work with Author, Illustrator, Photographer, and Editors regarding suggested additions, deletions, or changes to the manuscript, photos, or illustrations
Work with 2nd Technical Editor double-checking the manuscript to resolve issues
Review all necessary rounds, providing feedback for Designer
Perform technical duties on miscellaneous products/projects as assigned.
Be a resource for in-house and freelance team members regarding technical issues.
Check and follow through on errata.
Participate in acquisitions process and review book proposals as requested.
Participate in departmental and company-wide meetings as requested.
Salary is commensurate with experience. C&T is an EOE and offers a benefits package and provides a relaxed, friendly, and flexible working environment.
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Teresa Stroin teresas at ctpub dot com
Principals only. No phone calls or walk-ins.
Do not contact job poster about other services, products, or commercial interests
Photo Stylists and Photoshoot Locations Wanted
Our company is actively looking for new locations for photoshoots for our Stash Books imprint titles. These are how-to books featuring quilts and soft crafts (purses and other accessories, home accessories, etc.) and in design they are stylish and modern. We photograph the projects with lifestyle photography similar to what you see in Pottery Barn catalogs. We've used retro kitchens, beach houses, modern industrial lofts, spanish style interiors, and more country/homey looks.
We're also looking for new Photo Stylists for our shoots who might have a fresh aesthetic.
Location Hosts will be compensated $50 to $200 depending on the length of the photoshoot and will get two copies of the book.
If you're curious about the type of photography we're shooting, you can check out some photos from the Stash Books titles on our blog, under the "upcoming books" category.
As a group, our Stash Books imprint is selling tremendously well in the conventional book trade (Barnes and Noble, on Amazon, etc.) and is proving to be popular to the international market. Titles are being translated into Finish, German, and Italian so far.
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you'd like to join the fun and host a shoot or help with styling, please send an email/snapshots to: dianep at ctpub dot com
C&T is in need of an intern from any of the following fields of study:
marketing or general business
creative writing, journalism
computer studies, database, excel
website design, web 2.0, graphics
arts & crafts design
We offer a great and educational atmosphere for students to learn the ins and outs of the publishing world. Please email your resume to megans at ctpub dot com.