CUM Books – Struik Christian Media Desktop Publisher Job in South Africa 2018

Remuneration: Market related
Location: Cape Town, Bellville
Job level: Mid
Type: Permanent
Reference: #CB-143
Company: CUM Books – Struik Christian Media


Job description

Struik Christian Media is looking for a creative DTP/Layout Designer with a minimum of three years’ experience.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide concepts and DTP layout of highest possible standard for books (typesetting) including the design of style sheets)
  • Come up with fresh ideas for interior designs for books
  • Provide print ready or web ready files for projects
  • Adhere and comply to all briefs, specifications and style rules
  • Creating e-books for online publishing
  • Maintain brand consistency throughout your work
  • Quality control of all design outputs to ensure material is delivered to the highest possible quality standards


Desktop Publisher Job Requirements

Technical skills required:

  • Two to four years design diploma/degree preferable
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Adobe CC Design Standard suite, with professional level knowledge of InDesign critical, Photoshop and Illustrator necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent understanding of the printing process, working with different inks and finishes
  • Be able to take a project from brief to print, including concept, roll-out and finished layout
  • Fully computer literate in Mac OS, able to work in Windows

Personal skills/attributes

  • Be meticulous when it comes to attention to detail
  • Must have a strong interest in design trends
  • Must be fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Must have artistic flair and have an eye for design
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Stability under pressure – react well to change and stays positive despite setbacks
  • Strong team player
  • Willing to work within the constraints of house rules and corporate identity
  • Reliable and takes pride in the quality of their work
  • Flexible – maintains effectiveness in fast moving and changing environment and with varying task and responsibilities
  • Self-motivated – must be able to work unsupervised
  • Able to stick and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Willingness to learn beyond the scope of standard duties