Junior Production Designer

This is what we’re looking for:

We are seeking a Junior Production Designer to bring their talent and passion to our book production process and beyond, as an integral part of ECHO’s art department but working in collaboration with our entire team. The right person is highly organized, detail-oriented, takes initiative, has power-user expertise with the Adobe Creative Suite, and lives our values every day.

This is what you’ll do:


  • Work with our photo lead to swap and insert images into InDesign book files based on client feedback
  • Insert captions into book files for final layout
  • Incorporate proofer edits and readback edits into book files, problem-solving any production issues along the way, in collaboration with assistant editor
  • Ensure immaculate file organization on our shared server, and, with assistant editor, manage client feedback files to maintain version control
  • Build cover templates and output PDFs for print
  • Optimize print PDFs for web
  • Package physical materials to return to client
  • Archive all project files


  • Work with photo lead to create image wish lists for clients from project outlines and manuscripts
  • Scan, label, and organize photos
  • Batch-convert large catalogues of images
  • Assist photo lead with image research when needed
  • Assist photo lead with updating image tracking spreadsheets for captioning, licensing, and credit information as needed 


  • Work with art director to create client project collateral including handbooks, one pagers, slide deck presentations, etc.
  • Work with art director to make minor adjustments to book layouts to accommodate minor client feedback and proofer edits
  • Address former clients’ requests for reprints and/or digital copies of their books by unarchiving old files and incorporating minor updates as needed
  • Work with content marketing specialist and photo lead to create/design any visuals needed for ECHO marketing efforts
  • Work with operations and projects coordinator to create ECHO client cards
  • Adjust ECHO document templates as needed

What you’ll need:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign (Photoshop an asset)
  • Experience working with multi-page layouts in InDesign
  • Strong understanding of prepress workflow and print file preparation
  • Literacy in design
  • Exceptionally well-organized, detail-oriented, and accurate
  • Bonus points for experience with: book construction and binding, printing process, literacy in book publishing, digital assets inventory systems, ebook production, work-flow ticketing systems, meta-tag systems, WordPress, and HTML and CSS

 What we offer:

  • A subsidy toward professional development after a probationary period of three months
  • Access to a Health Spending Account benefits package after a probationary period of three months
  • Fifteen vacation days (plus stats)
  • The occasional afternoon beer / wine / Bubly with the team, where stories are shared and Cheezies are on offer
  • Participation in the annual ECHO retreat — a day-long adventure at our president’s beautiful cabin on an island in the Salish Sea
  • A flexible and hybrid workplace that succeeds because of strong communication and mutual trust between colleagues
  • Staff celebrations: It’s your birthday? We’ll get you cake. Celebrating a work anniversary? We’ll get you cake. Retiring? We’ll get you cake. We like cake
  • The chance to work with a creative team of highly talented pursuers of excellence. Being part of our small team means you’ll be exposed to every aspect of our business, giving you various opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed
  • The chance to work with a wide variety of corporate, institutional, and nonprofit clients

Who you are:

  • You understand what makes a team work effectively, always looking for ways to contribute, collaborate, and learn
  • You care deeply about your work (your colleagues would tell us you always go the extra mile to solve a problem or add a few touches to give the final outcome that “wow” factor)
  • You’re super organized and find the zen in administrative details (spreadsheets make you happy)
  • You’re highly efficient
  • You don’t get flustered with a lot going on at once
  • You love print production and have an eye for design
  • You are a think-on-your feet, fast-acting, can-do-attitude problem solver
  • You leave people with the feeling “it will get done” (you’re motivated by deadlines)
  • You seriously know your way around the Adobe Creative Suite
  • You have loads of initiative and self-discipline; you don’t need or want to be micro-managed
  • You communicate with kindness and respect


This is a full-time, permanent position, 5 days a week in our studio (with the option to work remotely on certain days). Our address is 1616 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC. on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Please note that our studio is on the second floor in a building with no elevator.


$45,000.00 to $48,000.00 per year plus benefits, commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to careers [at] echostories [dot] com by June 30, 2023. To learn more about what it is like to work at ECHO, visit our Careers page.