Senior Graphic Designer, K-6 Spanish Language Arts at Curriculum Associates

Location: Remote, US
Salary: $40 Hourly
Benefits: Health Insurance, Paid Holidays... 
| Full-time
Curriculum Associates

Senior Graphic Designer, K-6 Spanish Language Arts – Temporary, 6 Months

Remote

locations

US Remote

Full time

At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

Senior Designer, K-6 Spanish Language Arts: Production Design Focus

This is freelance role, with a 6-month contract.edu

At Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you aren’t sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!

Do you want to work at a mission-driven company that is making an impact on education for millions of students across the country? We are looking for a talented and collaborative Senior Designer that is production Design Focused and has an eye for detail in well-organized systems and structures to bring fun, engaging, and user-centric designs to our growing portfolio of curriculum products.

The Senior Designer reports to the Design Director, Spanish Language Arts and is responsible for working independently­­—as well as with the internal design team, content team, and with key stakeholders­­—to develop, produce, template, and manage compelling student- and teacher-facing program to the completed product. Successful candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment, and will have a passion for exploring and working to solve issues of inequity within education.

The impact you’ll have:

  • Be a Part of creating educational experiences and resources that are used by 10 million students across the country
  • Team Up with the Curriculum Associates Design Team to establish content structure for new core and supplemental language arts products across both print and digital mediums
  • Create and Extend components, layouts, and features with a focus on teacher and student experience and usability, never losing focus on the idea that engaged learners are better learners— to ideate on innovative solutions and efficiencies in developing global templates across K-8
  • Develop innovative products in collaboration with educators and industry leaders to create culturally responsive resources for the students and teachers we serve

Who we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor‘s degree in Graphic Design, or a comparable level of experience
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in the K-12 education space, children’s publishing and/or media preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing a product-specific production plan – including the interiors of multiple components, covers and product packaging – from setting content structure/wireframe through production, while remaining true to the product guidelines established
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all areas of the print production process, including layout, expert knowledge in typography, page composition
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to rapidly exercise independent judgement, along with excellent verbal and written communication skill and the ability to present and articulate production strategy to non-designers
  • Expert level Adobe CC (InDesign) and Microsoft Office, strong level in Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Expertise in creating text and object stylesheets, parent pages and production-ready templates in InDesign
  • Experience supervising external vendors and performing detailed reviews of generated content to ensure consistency with the visual design, text styling and page structure
  • Expertise with creating specification sheets, word/line/character counts, brand guides and other reference materials to facilitate the Production process with the internal and external design, production and editorial teams
  • Expertise with best practices in the creation of print-ready files
  • Experience with best practices in creating print design for ease of conversion to digital design
  • Familiarity with content management systems for InDesign, InCopy and asset management

Portfolio submission required to be considered

Nice-to-have: Proficiency in Spanish

Benefits and Pay Range:
Pay Range – This role’s range is $40-$50 per hour. The wage range for this role takes into account the wide range of factors that Curriculum Associates considers in making compensation decisions based on our Compensation Philosophy. Actual base pay within that range will vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, prior experience and relevant skill sets. At Curriculum Associates, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances for each case. The Company recognizes that minimum wage varies by location and will ensure all compensation decisions comply with applicable state and local laws.

BenefitsTemporary and per-diem employees who average at least 30 hours of work per week within the Company’s look-back period are eligible to enroll in medical coverage after 90 days of employment. Temporary and per-diem employees working more than 20 hours per week are eligible for twelve paid holidays. All temporary and per-diem employees are eligible for accrued sick time.

Location: Remote USA or Brooklyn, NYC or Billerica, MA

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