Production Co-ordinator

What we are looking for:

We are seeking a production co-ordinator to bring their talent and passion to our art department. The right candidate is highly organized, has power-user expertise in Adobe Creative Cloud, takes initiative, and lives our values every day.

What you will do:


  • Ensure a design sample file is properly constructed and prepped for the designer ahead of the full layout
  • Insert all client and proofer changes into InDesign layouts, check edits, and re-enter any new/adjusted edits in collaboration with the assistant editor
  • Problem-solve layout solutions should any issues arise from client or proofer reviews, with input from the designer and creative director
  • Insert captions into books for final layouts
  • Work directly with the assistant editor to address any caption or editorial issues
  • Work directly with the photo editor to ensure all photo credits are available and ready, and insert credits into layouts


  • Work directly with designers to address any layout construction issues and update designer guidelines as needed
  • Work directly with the photo editor to co-ordinate assets and ensure they meet layout and print requirements
  • Co-ordinate with printers on production logistics, including acquiring and updating print quotes and securing design templates
  • Work directly with printers to determine best print practices for each project at the outset, with input from the story director
  • Ensure all book files are print-ready: all high-res images are in place, close crops are clean and professional, pagination is accurate, all type styles and baseline grids are tight
  • Send signed-off book files to print
  • Attend press checks (when printing locally), review printer’s proofs for quality with the assistant editor, and submit page swaps when necessary
  • Work directly with printers to address and problem-solve print issues both during the printing process and upon review of the final product, should follow-up be required
  • Source new print partners in various locations including Canada, U.S., Europe, and Asia
  • Archive all project files

Who you are:

  • You care deeply about people (your friends would tell us how loved you make them feel) and understand what makes a team work effectively
  • You care deeply about your work (your colleagues would tell us how you go the extra mile to find the perfect solution to a problem or to add a few finishing touches that give the final outcome that “wow” factor)
  • You see the glass as half-full (especially when things go sideways) and can also laugh at yourself 
  • You don’t get flustered with a lot going on at once
  • You’re highly efficient but never to the detriment of a job extremely well done
  • You LOVE print production and have an eye for design
  • You’re super organized and find the zen in administrative details (spreadsheets make you happy)
  • You leave people feeling like “things will get done” (deadlines make you happy)
  • You love reading and getting to the root of what makes a great story
  • You have loads of initiative and self-discipline (don’t need or want to be micromanaged)
  • You communicate with kindness and respect
  • You are a think-on-your-feet, fast-acting problem solver with a can-do attitude

What you need:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud, especially InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experience working with multi-page layouts in InDesign
  • Strong understanding of pre-press workflow and print-file preparation
  • Understanding of book construction and binding
  • Understanding of the printing process
  • Literacy in book publishing and design
  • Exceptional organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Bonus points for experience with: inventory systems for digital assets, ebook production, workflow ticketing systems, meta-tag systems, WordPress, 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
  • The occasional afternoon beer / cider / glass of wine 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
  • Fifteen vacation days (plus stats)
  • A flexible workplace that succeeds because of 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 clients (across manufacturing, law, retail, mining, oil and gas, forestry, not-for-profit, education, healthcare, insurance, accounting, hospitality, construction, engineering, real estate . . .). Our projects are both corporate and private (i.e., personal memoirs), and our clients include ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families, and organizations

Hours and Location:

This is a full-time position, five days a week, based in our studio (with the option to work remotely on certain days). Our address is 1616 W 3rd Ave, Vancouver, BC. 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 by January 13, 2023. To learn more about what it is like to work at ECHO, visit our Careers page.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
— Maya Angelou