Graphic Designer-School-Church Team 10-2013

full-time regular, non-exempt. Position is located in Van Nuys, California.
Under direct supervision, reporting to the VP, Production, School/Church Team, and in collaboration with the product-line team, works to produce graphic design for book covers and interiors, promotional materials, and other production needs as assigned.


Depending on assignment, core duties include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Assists VP,Production, and Editors to create visual designs and art concepts conducive to market and / or project goals; project types include book covers and interiors, templated performance notes and cd labels, brochures, print ads, catalogs, direct-mail collateral, signage and general production as necessary.

• Organizes and produces print-ready digital mechanicals and comps for assigned work according to specifications, using company software applications.

• Produces work product in a timely fashion and meets deadlines.

• Maintains and archives production files according to company procedures and standards.

• Tracks project cost and / or time to ensure assignment is kept within budgetary guidelines.

• Negotiates fees with outside vendors and resources as necessary.

• Assists in other areas or with other duties as required.


KNOWLEDGE OF: graphic design experience equivalent to that acquired through BA or BFA in relevant field and a minimum three years professional experience in graphic design; Mac system software OSX and graphic design software including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; printing and its processes; file management concepts; desirable––Acrobat and Word.

ABILITY TO: understand goal of each assignment and its requirements, both conceptually and technically; collaborate well with diverse personalities under time constraints to meet production goals; organize information (including others with whom they work, as well as own time / schedule); be detail oriented, conscientious, resourceful and reliable; handle multiple assignments; learn new skills with respect to graphic design and related technical advancements; discern areas for improvement in the production process and communicate those ideas. Ability to remain stationary at workstation operating computer equipment for several hours at a time and to discern electronic communication and images regularly.



TO APPLY:  Please upload resume and answer questionnaire via link:

Alfred is located in Van Nuys, CA. between the 405 Frwy. and Van Nuys Airport. Alfred is a family owned company, and offers a generous benefit package such as medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, pet insurance, wellness program, paid time off, flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, 401(k), employee stock ownership program (ESOP), employee assistance program, long term and short term disability insurance, optional supplemental insurance for life, accident, sickness, cancer, and long term care. We offer fun activities for the employees like company onsite barbeques, ice cream sundaes on Fridays during the summer, free international-themed lunches (which is sometimes accompanied by music from our own staff musicians), and other discounted group activities. General business hours are Mon-Fri 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., however each department is scheduled according to its needs. Alfred is closed between Christmas and New Years. Casual dress.

 Alfred Music Publishing provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, family care status, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. And, we prohibit the harassment of any individual on the basis of any of these characteristics. We will also make reasonable accommodations for individuals who have disabilities to enable them to perform their jobs.

Equal employment opportunity applies in all areas of employment including recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, compensation, benefits, transfers, as well as social and recreational programs. In addition, we prohibit discrimination or retaliation against anyone who files a charge, participates in an investigation or opposes an unlawful act.