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Williams-Sonoma Inc. | San Francisco, California
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Job Description

Requisition Number: PB-11398
Area of Interest: Creative Services
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Pottery Barn
Position Type: Full-time


Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Pottery Barn Catalog Production Assistant

About the Team

The Pottery Barn Catalog Production Team creates over 40 different catalogs per year. Our iconic catalog drives seasonal marketing across the company and over 50 million catalogs are printed per year. The production team's job is to ensure that catalog is error-proof, images are representative of products and we provide our customers with a beautiful book. As part of the team, you'll be part of a publishing heritage that dates back decades and is known around the world.

About the Role

As catalog production assistant, you will be responsible for creating layout files for image- and copy-intensive catalog spreads. You'll partner with our merchant teams, vendors, writers and designers to build pages and finalize print files. The ideal person would be extremely detail-oriented and have the ability to juggle multiple tasks.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will...

* Be excited about production work (this is not a design-focused role)
* Able to work independently to get your work done
* Have the opportunity to be hands-on, working side by side with our people to get things done

Why you will love working at Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

* We're a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
* A technologically and data-driven business
* Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
* We're at the forefront of tech and retail, redefining technology for the next generation
* We're passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
* We get to be creative on a daily basis
* A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
* We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
* We have fun!


We're excited about you because...

* BA/BS in Graphic Design, Graphic Communication, Fine Arts, with some related experience preferred.
* Responsible for producing all catalog spreads, for both main and version books.
* Distribute hand bound catalogs as soon as received from printer and maintain archive library.
* Prepare spreads for executive seasonal photo reviews
* Create and maintain seasonal spreadsheet to track status of spreads throughout the season
* Responsible for building spreads in InDesign, using complicated paragraph/character styles and grids.
* Import all pick-up copy and new copy into the spreads in preparation for internal proofing.
* Other administrative tasks as necessary
* Ability to adapt to new production software and systems.

Technical Competencies required:

* Advanced skills in InDesign, Photoshop and OSX operating system required

About Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Founded in 1956, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is the premier specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home in the United States. Our family of brands are Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham. These brands are among the best known and most respected in the industry. We offer beautifully-designed, stylish and functional products for every area of the home, including the kitchen, living room, bedroom, home office, closet, laundry room and even outdoor spaces. We've seen some big changes since our first brick-and-mortar store opened more than half of a century ago. What hasn't changed is our passion for high-quality products, functional design, outstanding customer service, and enhancing the lives of our customers and the communities where we operate. Today, we're a multi-brand, multi-channel, global enterprise supported by state-of-the-art technology and some of the most talented teams in retailing - and we're always looking for new energy and ideas.

This role is not eligible for Visa sponsorship or relocation assistance

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

About Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of products for the home. The retail segment of the Company’s business sells its products through five retail store concepts: Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma Home. The direct-to-customer segment of the Company’s business sells similar products through its seven direct-mail catalogs and through six e-commerce Websites. The Company’s Williams-Sonoma stores offer a selection of culinary and serving equipment, including cookware, cookbooks, cutlery, informal dinnerware, glassware, table linens, specialty foods and cooking ingredients. The Company has two segments: retail and direct-to-customer. The catalogs reach customers in the United States, while the five retail concepts, as of February 1, 2009, operated 627 stores in 44 states. (Source: 10-K)

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