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Open Road Integrated Media has an opening for the fall semester for an unpaid (school credit) intern to work 15 to 20 hours per week in its Publishing Operations Department.

The Digital Production intern will assist the Publishing Operations Department in a number of tasks related to ebook production, specifically ePub and mobi file development (reflowable, fixed layout, read-aloud, video-enhanced, etc.).

Additional tasks may include optimizing InDesign files for output to ePUB, implementing updates to existing ebook files (i.e., swapping in new covers, inserting back ads, making corrections), and linking and bookmarking PDFs for distribution to retail partners.

The Digital Production intern will report to the Managing Editor and work closely with Editorial, Production, and Design team members.

This is a fast-paced, high-profile startup—details and deadlines are of the essence. The right individual will have the unique opportunity to experience all aspects of production in a next-generation publishing environment.

Requirements: excellent attention to detail, ability to prioritize workflow, familiarity with file specifications for various retailers, and basic knowledge of the following:

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Javascript
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Bug tracking/QA software

Experience hand-coding standards-compliant ebooks is preferred.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Nicole Passage at npassage@openroadmedia.com. Please copy (CC) Professor Denning at  jkinneydenning@pace.edu.


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