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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

BOOK PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

7613 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

BASIC FUNCTION

Assist the Production Manager in administering a book production unit and establish design, format, and layouts for new books and other published materials.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, assist in the administration of a book production unit. Design new books, coordinate production of reprints, paperbacks and other published materials.

TYPICAL WORK

Establish specifications for new books; select typeface, paper, and binding materials; size illustrations and prepare layouts for printer; check gallery and page proofs;

Analyze and accept bids for book manufacture; prepare cost analysis for projects; approve expenditures;

Coordinate production of reprints and first-time paperback editions; select type for any changes; prepare new pages where necessary;

Maintain schedule and specifications for all active editorial/production projects; provide status and schedule information to other departments, suppliers, printers, and binders; prepare monthly status reports; assure adherence to schedule;

Review, correct, and reorder printed material such as letterhead, envelopes, and forms; prepare specifications; select illustrations; prepare camera ready mechanicals;

Coordinate with compositors, printers, and binders; assure adherence to production schedules and quality standards;

Coordinate shipping of books and other published materials distributed but not produced by the press;

Prepare requisitions and correspondence; order supplies; maintain files; review and approve production invoices;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Bachelor's Degree OR three years of work experience related to the design and fabrication of books OR equivalent experience/education.

New Class: 3-15-74
Abolish: 10-20-86
Reinstate/Revise Class/Title: 4-7-89

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05