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Catalog Production Assistant | Pottery Barn

The Pottery Barn Catalog Production Team creates over 40 different catalogs per year. Our iconic catalog drives seasonal marketing across the company and over 50 million catalogs are printed per year. The production team’s job is to ensure that catalog is error-proof, images are representative of products and we provide our customers with a beautiful book. As part of the team, you’ll be part of a publishing heritage that dates back decades and is known around the world.

About the Role

As catalog production assistant, you will be responsible for creating layout files for image- and copy-intensive catalog spreads. You’ll partner with our merchant teams, vendors, writers and designers to build pages and finalize print files. The ideal person would be extremely detail-oriented and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Be excited about production work (this is not a design-focused role)
  • Able to work independently to get your work done
  • Have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with our people to get things done

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

  • We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • A technologically and data-driven business
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We’re at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
  • We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
  • We get to be creative on a daily basis
  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  • We have fun!


We’re excited about you because…

  • BA/BS in Graphic Design, Graphic Communication, Fine Arts, with some related experience preferred
  • Responsible for producing all catalog spreads, for both main and version books
  • Distribute hand bound catalogs as soon as received from printer and maintain archive library
  • Prepare spreads for executive seasonal photo reviews
  • Create and maintain seasonal spreadsheet to track status of spreads throughout the season
  • Responsible for building spreads in InDesign, using complicated paragraph/character styles and grids
  • Import all pick-up copy and new copy into the spreads in preparation for internal proofing
  • Other administrative tasks as necessary
  • Ability to adapt to new production software and systems

Technical Competencies required:

  • Advanced skills in InDesign, Photoshop and OSX operating system required


About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We’ve seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn’t changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we’re a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing – and we’re always looking for new energy and ideas.

WSI will not now or in the future commence an immigration case or “sponsor” an individual for this position (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration

This role is not eligible for relocation assistance.