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Prepress Coordinator

Princeton Architectural Press is looking for a multi-talented individual who has excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign skills to work as a Production Prepress Coordinator. The applicant should understand all aspects of book print production. The candidate will work closely with design and editorial to troubleshoot files and image problems and to help produce printer-ready files for books. The position requires excellent technical skills as well as artistic sensitivity to the aesthetics of the project. Candidates must have a proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 5 on the Macintosh platform. Knowledge of K4 and Abobe Digital Publishing Suite a plus.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Four-color retouching and image manipulation of photos and illustrations in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • reviewing files from the project editor and designer, preparing tests of art and design elements, and reviewing tests and proofs. Recommending revisions to files or requesting replacement files that will eliminate or reduce anticipated print problems
  • preflighting and preparing final book files to send to printer
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (link or PDF under 5MB) to: jobs(at) with "Prepress Coordinator" in the subject line.

Princeton Architectural Press is a world leader in architecture and design publishing. With over 1000 titles published, we have consistently sought the best in our field, and are privileged to be able to attract and publish it. We've made our reputation in part by identifying new trends and publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production values.


Although we have no full-time job openings at the moment, we do have occasional internship openings in our editorial and design departments for students throughout the year, especially in the summer.
To apply for one of theses position please send via email a cover letter and your current CV to: Please include the following in the subject line of your email: Internship Applicant

Freelance Editorial Pool

Princeton Architectural Press is always on the lookout for freelance copyeditors and proofreaders with experience in architecture, architecture history, landscape architecture, and urbanism. We are also looking for freelance copyeditors and proofreaders with experience in graphic design.

Preference will be given to those who have taken continuing education classes in copyediting or proofreading or who have a degree in English, and those who have a working knowledge of our titles. It is also helpful if you are located close to New York City (within one day's range for Ground UPS).

To apply to our freelance editorial pool please send the following:
  • A cover letter explaining:
    • your editing style
    • which types of manuscripts you feel you are suited for (i.e. monographs, campus guides, classic reprints, construction & reference, general architecture, guide books, landscape architecture, urbanisim, architecture writing & theory, art & photography, book arts, graphic & industrial design, typography, and visual culture)
    • potential pricing structure
    • turnaround times
    • the titles of any previous books you have worked on
    • Your current CV
to our Editorial Director, Jennifer Thompson, jennifer(at) papress (dot) com.

Princeton Architectural Press is an equal opportunity employer, however our offices are not handicap accessible
37 E 7th St., NY, NY 10003 | 212.995.9620 | fax 212.995.9454
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