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Brooke Williams

Pre-Press Coordinator

At Phoenix International Publications, Inc., we’re committed to crafting engaging, educational, and entertaining books for young readers to encourage a lifelong love of story time! Together with our licensing partners, including Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Baby Einstein, World of Eric Carle, and more, we create award-winning sound books, song books, picture books, board books, bath books, and Look and Find books, which provide a unique, interactive reading experience for children and their families.

Are you ready to join our team? We’re looking for a full-time Pre-Press Coordinator to work on a hybrid schedule in our Chicago office.

The Pre-Press Coordinator acts as a direct liaison between printers and the Phoenix publishing group and is responsible for the following:

-Preparing incoming art and layouts for press, and working with prepress vendors to ensure files are correct

-Reviewing project specifications for accuracy to ensure purchase orders are issued with correct information (or data information system as relevant)

-Maintaining complete project information in a database, including all transactions with printers.

-Outputting color prints using the in-house Epson printers.

-Ordering, managing, and approving foil stamping and embossing tools

-Assisting when issues relating to advanced samples arise by communicating directly with the printer.

-Communicating daily with domestic and overseas printers on current projects.

-Maintaining the proofers, calibrating them daily, changing paper and ink, and ordering supplies.

-Shipping proofs and other materials to vendors in conjunction with mailroom staff.

-Archiving files onto the company server.

-Maintaining publishing department font log.

-Staying up-to-date with current printing standards and processes.

-Assisting with designing new children's books as needed.


  • At least 1-2 years of professional production experience
  • Professional experience in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator in a production capacity, including preparing files for printing
  • Knowledge of production specs, resolution, and file formatting
  • Proactive, detailed-oriented, and highly motivated
  • Time management, multitasking, and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and with minimal supervision

Phoenix International Publications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago