Lead Production Graphic Artist

American Economic Association

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date Posted November 18, 2022
Industry Magazines / Publishing
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $60,000 to $65,000
Website http://www.aeaweb.org


Prepress Manager

 The Lead Production Graphic Artist is responsible for leading the American Economic Association's prepress department in the production of its eight academic journals and its annual papers and proceedings volume. This position reports to the Director of Publication Services. Compensation includes an outstanding benefits package.

Applicants must include cover letter with resume.


  • Manage a staff of 6-7 prepress production/graphic artists.

  • Contribute to layout, formatting, and other tasks using the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Maintain optimal workflow to ensure timely completion of all print and e-pub deadlines.

  • Evaluate processes to identify areas of improvement.

  • Provide quality control and feedback to prepress staff.

  • Coordinate with third-party offset printing companies for delivery of materials.

  • Become well versed in the AEA style guides and templating.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum associate's degree

  • 10+ years relevant on-the-job technical experience

  • Skilled with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator

  • Managerial experience a plus

Work Environment

The AEA Publications office is located on Pittsburgh's South Side. It is a professional, relaxed, and collaborative atmosphere.

Equal-Opportunity Employer

The AEA does not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, non-job-related disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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