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Job Opportunities at C&T Publishing

Job Opportunities at C&T Publishing

Core Competencies for all Employees

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 Coordinator

General Description
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.

    Duties Include
  • 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)
  • Archiving books
    Required Skills
  • 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:
  • Filemaker
  • Knowledge of quiltmaking, sewing, or craftmaking


To Apply
Send resume and cover letter electronically (as Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) to Production Manager Zinnia Heinzmann at zinniah [at] ctpub [dot] com.


Freelance Technical Editor

This is a freelance position. Local candidates only.

Quilting, general sewing, and garment sewing experience, as well as math skills are mandatory. Please detail your quilting and sewing experience in your cover letter. The ideal candidate is an experienced quilter/sewer/crafter with an eye for detail and 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 3 quilting technical editing tests. Computer experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Reader a must.

Job Responsibilities:
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 counts to Project Manager
  • 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, coordinate, and attend how-to photo shoot working with photographer
  • Work with author, illustrator, photographer, and other 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

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

 


Interns Wanted

C&T is in need of an intern from any of the following fields of study:

  • marketing or general business
  • creative writing, journalism
  • public relations
  • 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.

 


Marketing Director

Established craft book publishing company seeks Marketing Director to lead our marketing effort. This position is part of the company management team and is the driving force for all marketing efforts. The goal of this position is to provide excellent marketing materials that support the sales effort to meet or exceed annual sales projections for all products in all channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise marketing staff Manage all deadlines and schedules to ensure that marketing campaigns are delivered on time and on budget
  • Oversee advertising, Internet, publicity, social media, collateral, education, tradeshows and special events
  • Key member of company management team
  • Annual budget for marketing efforts
  • Professionally represent company at business meetings and tradeshows
  • Maintain and continue to develop organizational brands

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree 5+ years marketing (traditional and new media) and management experience
  • Strong knowledge of online and offline marketing
  • Knowledge of craft industry or publishing a plus
  • Experienced copywriter
  • Ability to know how and when to ask the right questions
  • Self-motivated and able to manage multiple priorities and maintain an excellent sense of humor under pressure
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Strong technical skills - ability to learn new systems quickly, FileMaker, Acumen, MSOffice, Mac OSX
  • Experience supporting multiple sales channels
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Physical demands/work environment:

  • Talk, hear
  • Able to lift 40 lbs
  • Clear vision at 25 inches or less to view computer screen and read documents
  • Must be able to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time
  • Ability to travel
  • Capacity to handle high levels of stress productively
  • Working conditions typical of an office environment
  • Exposure to moderate levels of noise such as computers, printers, staff-chatter

Please send resume with cover letter explaining why you are the perfect person for this fun, fast-paced and challenging position.
Salary plus bonus, and benefits
Casual work environment
Contact Amy Marson - amym at ctpub dot com

Core Competencies

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data;
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget. Designs work-flows and procedures.
  • Oral & Written Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Innovation & Change Management - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops and follows through with workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates. Exhibits confidence in self and others; Sets and achieves challenging goals; Inspires and motivates others to perform well;
  • Managing People & Delegation - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth. Organizes or schedules people and their tasks effectively. Delegates and monitors work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Provides recognition for results.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works ethically and with integrity; Upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
  • Adaptability - Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Business Knowledge - Understands business implications of decisions including issues of profitability and strategic goals.
  • Judgment - Willing and able to make sound and accurate decisions, including appropriate people in the process.
  • Creative Thinking - Participates in the generation of ideas to develop new product concepts and design, develop sales opportunities, and/or streamline systems to increase sales or improve productivity