Image Technician (part-time 20 hours per week) posted 1/9/2023
The imaging technician receives images submitted by authors for approval. Most are digital files; however, some scanning of prints or negatives is required. Each image is reviewed for quality and resolution and accepted if it can be edited/improved and rejected if not viable for print. Correspondence with authors will be required to coordinate replacement images for those rejected. Accepted images are set to 300dpi resolution, converted to tiff format, and converted to grayscale for print and maximized for detail and contrast. While most images are converted to grayscale, some images will be used for color inserts and a few full-color books. The new technician can work on site or on a hybrid schedule with the flexibility to work from home and the office as needed. Applicants may apply on Indeed.com or email resumes directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some image scanning of both slides and prints
Analyze digital images for quality and resolution appropriate for print in a timely fashion
Correspond with authors regarding their image submissions
Convert and edit images to maximize for print
Inspect, repair, and manipulate images so that quality meets or exceeds expectations
Work with the production department to prioritize and prepare images in time for setup/layout
Be available for work 20 hours/per week
Proficiency in using a computer, associated peripherals, and image scanner
3+ years of software knowledge/experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom
3+ years of relevant experience in photo editing/manipulation
Attention to detail is a must
Ability to multitask and complete projects on time
Communication and customer service skills are needed
Software knowledge/experience with InDesign a plus
Ability to commute/relocate: Jefferson, NC 28640: Reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work
- Duties: (basic duties include, but are not limited to)
Operating large printing equipment as well as other various warehouse equipment
Working in a fast-paced warehouse/factory environment, standing and walking throughout the day
Moving products weighing up to 40lbs, paper, boxes, manufacturing materials etc.
Organizing and prioritizing print orders on computer que
Frequent monitoring of job details
Use of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and other programs related to our manufacturing process
Attend team meetings as needed
Set up for company onsite team-building activities
Editorial Intern (on-site only, temporarily paused)
The Editorial Department accepts one intern per term — spring, summer and fall. Applications for spring semester are accepted from May 1 to November 1; applications for summer are accepted from December 1 to March 1; and applications for fall term are accepted from December 1 to April 1. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé.
The Moriarty Internship in Marketing (remote, hybrid, or on-site)
The Marketing Department accepts one intern per term — spring, summer and fall. This internship requires working alongside marketing, publicity and advertising personnel. Interns will learn how publishing companies work, familiarize themselves with the publishing process as it pertains to academic nonfiction, develop their professional and technical writing skills, and develop their interpersonal skills. Candidates are required to be earning college course credit via the internship.
General Information about Career Opportunities
Current openings, when available, will be listed and described above on this page. To apply, follow the directions provided with the listing. Also, McFarland accepts unsolicited resumes and will keep those on file for future reference. If you’d like to submit your résumé for future consideration, please send it to the address(es) below.
Freelance copy editors:
Managing Editor, Development
Design, pre-press and production interns:
All other inquiries (full-time, part-time, and freelance):