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Graphic Designer

Advantage Media Group | ForbesBooks has an exciting opportunity for a Graphic Designer with experience in book cover and interior design. Advantage works with top tier business professionals to position, promote, and market them as the thought leader and expert in their industry, community, or marketplace.

The mission of the Graphic Designer is to design book covers and interiors for a wide variety of clients from concept to completion. You must be a highly creative, innovative designer capable of producing book cover designs that rival the quality of any business book found on the front table at Barnes & Noble. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for multiple book projects across all phases of execution, have over the top attention to detail, and deliver world class customer service.

Each book we publish serves as a calling card for our professional clients. Their reputation is judged by the quality of their book. You must continually strive to improve the creative design process and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative and creative environment.

The outcomes expected of this individual are:

  • Complete the cover and interior design for 60 books annually. Our c-level clients require precise attention to detail. You will be responsible for all design elements for your Account Team.
  • Complete eBook conversion for 60 books annually. You will be responsible for all eBook conversions for your Account Team.
  • Assist with graphic design for ancillary client collateral materials.
  • NPS Score >50. Assist your account team in delivering world class service and creating an “Enjoyable, Fun, and Prosperous membership experience” for each client.

Competencies (These are MUSTs):

  • Attention to Detail. Does not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Creativity and Innovation. Generates new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Excellent Communication Skills. Highly skilled at advising, coaching and strategizing on the phone and in-person with business professional clients.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change.
  • Problem Solving Mindset. Flexible attitude to test new approaches and adjust activities in order to solve unique client challenges.
  • Teamwork. Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related major
  • Minimum of two years graphic design working experience
  • Experience in the book publishing industry a plus
  • Thorough understanding of graphic design, design principles, layout, composition, and color
  • A high degree of conceptual creativity for book cover design, interior layout, and acute attention to detail. Must be able to multi-task.
  • Experience with Kindle, Nook and iBook epub files
  • Detailed knowledge and technical proficiency with offset and print on demand book printing and pre-press requirements
  • Mastery of skills with Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Candidates will be required to show a portfolio, demonstrating relevant experience and skills.

Position is in our Charleston, SC office. Team Members are eligible for benefits package after a 3 month review.  

Advantage is an entrepreneurial, high growth company with opportunity for advancement and lots of upward mobility. Professional development programs offered. We offer great Vacation/PTO benefits, a great Medical/Dental program, 401K program with company contribution and other nice perks. We highly value and respect our Team Members.

Advantage was proudly named one of the 2013, 2014 & 2015 Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

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