Freelance Publication Designer

Duty Station:

Phnom Penh, Cambodia


8 or 10 days over June/July and August

Report to:

Head of Program


Based on competency

Application Deadline:

17 March 2020

Announcement Description

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is seeking a freelance publication designer to manage the design, editing, and printing of our annual magazine, In Focus. The magazine is an English-language publication and about 30 pages in length. Please find the most recent edition of In Focus here.

The Center for Khmer Studies is an international, non-governmental organization working to support research and teaching in the social sciences, arts and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. Since our founding in 1998, CKS has aimed to foster understanding of Cambodia and the Mekong region. You can learn more about us here.

  • Design

– Configure text and photos into a balanced, professional, and visually appealing format based on CKS’s existing layout for In Focus (which will be provided to the selected candidate) using the Adobe InDesign program.

–  Work together with the US-based editor-in-chief to address all textual and graphic issues, including a color chart, and ultimately finalize the publication design. (Note: the selected candidate may work from their preferred location and will not be required to relocate to the United States or Cambodia.)

  • Printing quality assurance

–  Work directly with the printing house to ensure the printing quality of the finished product and compliance with all CKS design requests

  • Facility with the Adobe InDesign program
  • A sufficient level of English to communicate with US-based staff
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to respond to all comments from the editor-in-chief in a timely and precise manner
  • Knowledge and experience working with printing houses to deliver high-quality printed products
Application Information

Interested candidates should send a short CV (2 pages max), a price quotation for their services, and samples of their previous work (in PDF format or as a link) to the email address below with “Application for In Focus Publication Designer” as the subject line.

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