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Publications Production Director

July 19, 2017


The Independent Institute is currently seeking an experienced Publications Production Director to lead our design and production department. The Director works directly with other departments, authors, and outside partners to maintain the brand and produce high quality digital and print publications. Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an interest in developing their skills and management experience in print, digital, and web publishing.


Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee Independent’s production staff and related print and digital publications functions.
  • Provide design services and brand oversight for print and digital assets.
  • Manage print standards and guide production of our publications and promotional materials, ensuring content and design deliverables are achieved in a timely and cost-effective manner.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 or more years of print and digital production with management experience preferably in the book publishing industry.
  • History of successful project management, creating and following multiple schedules and timelines with competing deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat).
  • Excellent written, verbal, and computer skills with keen attention to details.


Conveniently located near the Oakland Airport, the Independent Institute is an academic, non-partisan, public policy research and educational organization. We publish books, a quarterly journal, and increasingly offer our materials in digital and visual media. For more information regarding Independent, please visit our website at


Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and samples of work to:

Martin Buerger, Chief Operating Officer

No calls please.