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Solution Tree is a rapidly growing educational publishing company based in Bloomington, Indiana. Solution Tree employees enjoy an innovative, team-oriented environment at a great downtown location. Full-time positions offer competitive salaries and benefits. Part-time positions are also available.

Marzano Research is a joint venture between Solution Tree and Robert J. Marzano. Marzano Research is committed to educational research, publishing, and staff development. Marzano Research is located in Centennial, Colorado, with additional offices in Bloomington, Indiana.

Solution Tree and Marzano Research are equal opportunity employers.

Solution Tree Design Layout Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512309-587377
    • Job Location: Bloomington, IN
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 16, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Design Layout Specialist works with the internal design team on formatting and corrections for Solution Tree Press publications, including books, eBooks, DVD materials, binders, and other projects as needed. Additional design tasks may be assigned as skill level dictates.

For consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and a small sample of your work (pdf or link to a website/online portfolio) to EOE.

Experience and Skills:

Summary of essential job functions

  • Formats interior text designs that align with the cover design, Solution Tree house style, and content of the resource
  • Incorporates editorial corrections to the text
  • Creates, adapts, or incorporates tables, illustrations, and figures.
  • Ensures proper file preparation for the printer, updating files for reprints as needed
  • Meets production schedule deadlines and identifies process obstacles to meeting deadlines for continuous improvement
  • Attends weekly staff meetings; actively participates in discussions on how to improve process and quality


  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Flexibility.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Teamwork Orientation.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Thoroughness.
  • Time Management.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, digital camera and fax machines.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent, or G.E.D. certificate.

Professional experience in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Experience in book formatting required; book cover and text design experience a plus. Must demonstrate proficiency in InDesign and prepress production on a text design test.

Experience organizing and maintaining files.

Degree in graphic design or related field is preferred but not required