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Project Manager

Summary

The principal role of the Project Manager is to plan, organize, and control resources to shepherd cross-departmental projects from A to Z. We are looking for a contract project manager who is available for 30-40 hours per week.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Owns project launch upon receipt of contract
    • Initiates/runs external product launch meeting with client and BBM team
    • Initiates/runs internal product launch meeting with client and BBM team
    • Creates workflow in Wrike project management platform
  • Project staffing
    • Collaboratively identifies staffing needs with department heads 
    • Assists in sourcing and onboarding new vendors
  • Next-step wrangling
    • Liaison between departments to ensure cohesive project progress
    • Bring clarity to ambiguous project goals, steps, requirements and solution needs.
    • Alert cross-departmental team to upcoming milestone dates and potential conflicting priorities on a more granular level.
  • Product delivery
    • Delivers iterative development to client 
    • Manages feedback and questions
    • Delivers final product to client

About You

Successful candidates will have 1-3 years of project management experience with experience in tracking, planning projects, and cross-departmental diplomacy; 1+ years of content development/publishing or related industry experience is preferred. 

You’ll be a great fit on our team if you are a quick learner, agile, and good-humored. 

Required Skills:

  • Ability to influence and direct projects with and without authority.
  • Demonstrate project planning ability.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Creative problem-solving ability.
  • Enjoys a fast-paced work environment.
  • Desire and ability to work and thrive in an entrepreneur environment.

Interested applicants, please email a resume to info@bookbuddymedia.com.

About Us

We are a team of publishing professionals, project managers, editors, designers, animators, sound engineers, illustrators, and writers. We offer reliable and affordable services for any publishing project or content development collaboration, with a special expertise in K-12 school publishing. We enter each project as an extension of our client’s team, helping them solve the problem of having to staff up and then down as they pursue opportunities. We are a happy team of remote creatives. We like to make each other laugh and support each other, putting a high priority on life enjoyment and balance.

Our team is diverse. We seek out and celebrate team members who bring unique perspectives to our work. This means you’ll be working alongside folks from many ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds, as well as queer, gender non-conforming, and neurodivergent communities. We welcome everything that makes you you and maintain high standards for respect and inclusion in our work world every day.

Design/Layout for Print Production Position

Summary

Book Buddy is looking for an experienced, highly detailed contract graphic designer. This position will be responsible for design and layout for print production – primarily K-12 library and curriculum books.

Role/Responsibilities

  • Design/Layout of print production materials to include:
    • K-12 school library books
    • Curriculum textbooks and teacher guides
    • Trade picture books
  • Setting pagination
  • Photo editing and manipulation
  • Creation of custom charts and graphs in Illustrator
  • Layout updates, revisions, and proofing

About You

This fully-remote position is perfect for you if you have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or related field.  You are a self-starter, comfortable working independently and interacting with other team members virtually via email, video call, or chat.

You’ll be a great fit on our all-remote team if you are a quick learner, agile, and good-humored. Also, you are kind and awesome (like us!).

Required Skills:

  • Organized; ability to plan ahead and juggle priorities across multiple projects with a meticulous eye for detail
  • Fluent in InDesign, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience following prototypes using an established style sheet

Those interested can send a resume/portfolio to info@bookbuddymedia.com.

About Us

We are a team of publishing professionals, project managers, editors, designers, animators, sound engineers, illustrators, and writers. We offer reliable and affordable services for any publishing project or content development collaboration, with a special expertise in K-12 school publishing. We enter each project as an extension of our client’s team, helping them solve the problem of having to staff up and then down as they pursue opportunities. We are a happy team of remote creatives. We like to make each other laugh and support each other, putting a high priority on life enjoyment and balance.

Our team is diverse. We seek out and celebrate team members who bring unique perspectives to our work. This means you’ll be working alongside folks from many ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds, as well as queer, gender non-conforming, and neurodivergent communities. We welcome everything that makes you you and maintain high standards for respect and inclusion in our work world every day.

Graphic Novel Artist

We have been getting a lot of inquiries for Graphic Novel artists. We are currently casting for a series of sports graphic novels based on real athletes. The ability to draw sports figures and capture a good likeness is a must for this project. But on a more general scope, we’re looking for talent in a variety of styles: Sports, Indie, Manga, you name it!

GRAPHIC NOVEL ARTISTS

Description: We’ve been getting a lot of inquiries for Graphic Novel artists and are looking for more great artists to meet client demand! This is a freelance, fully remote position.

Current Needs:

  • Sports graphic novel based on real athletes. Ability to draw sports figures and capture a good likeness is a must.
  • Indie graphic novels
  • Manga

None of these sound like you? We’re always looking to expand our database of talented artists, feel free to send your portfolio and we’ll keep you on the list for future projects!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the art department regarding the brief for the project
  • Drawing the comic images, producing a series of drafts before final artwork is approved
  • Incorporating text with graphics as required
  • Present drafts of the illustrations for approval
  • Work to a schedule
  • Supply final artwork to set specifications

For any Graphic Novel submission, your portfolio should contain some panel layout examples. Please send your portfolio and/or resume to info@bookbuddymedia.com.