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Design Production Specialist

Zaner-Bloser is an educational curricula and digital resources provider in language arts/literacy. Our flexible, customizable solutions support educators in their mission to help students learn. We provide distinctive and effective educational products and services to inspire all students to become lifelong learners and partner with educators to improve results in the classroom. With an ever-growing number of digital technologies and evolving research shaping the education landscape, Zaner-Bloser is committed to meeting schools’ needs today and in the future. As a Highlights Company, Zaner-Bloser is driven to always do what's right for children and to strive to make a significant contribution to their education.

Design and Production Specialist

Provides design development, implementation, and coordination for print projects, including student and teacher materials as well as marketing collateral. Assists in the development of visual context for product that is consistent with pedagogical philosophy, marketing message, and contemporary design research and trends.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop attractive, contemporary, functional, and market appropriate design solutions for books, marketing materials, and packaging.
  • Perform page production for student and teacher materials.
  • Develop text, cover, and packaging files based upon printer templates and file building guidelines.
  • Develop simultaneous projects from conception through file release to ensure all project requirements are met.
  • Interact with outside vendors, including design sources, illustrators, photographers, and production vendors, as necessary.
  • Manage project design files, documentation, and archives.
  • Monitor schedules, tracking and reporting of project status, and provide planning strategies as required.
  • Remain current on all project and process related software.
  • Develop master items and paging guidelines for page-by-page production.
  • Develop, maintain, and apply the computer software and hardware knowledge necessary for prototype development, production, and photo manipulation. Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite is required. Remain current with new software versions/upgrades.
  • Develop a clear understanding of database systems to effectively manage and track projects.
  • Follow specified guidelines for file naming, management, and organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • 3 years experience in graphic arts
  • Experience in book publishing preferred.
  • Highly proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and Mac Operating system


Zaner-Bloser, a Highlights Company, is a mission driven organization.  We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. Through the work we do and as an inclusive corporate community, we are dedicated to cultivating our best selves in our workplace.  We aim to hire talent that strives for excellence while doing the work they love, by enhancing the lives of kids and families.  We come together with a common purpose because, we believe children are the world's most important people. 

Position is located at Zaner-Bloser business headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Please apply online:

Zaner-Bloser is an EEO/ Affirmative Action Employer.



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