Design Coordinator

Do you love supporting others and helping them work more efficiently?

Do you thrive on making big things happen by accounting for all the small details?

Do you get a kick out of creating and completing daily task lists?

If this sounds like you, we've got your perfect career.

We call this role Design Coordinator, but what we’re looking for is a master of details, an expert communicator, and someone who is driven by helping others succeed.

The Design Coordinator will handle all the behind-the-scenes tasks related to the design of our authors’ book projects. You’ll be a critical member of our design department, which is responsible for interpreting each author’s vision and translating it to the visual components of their book project, ensuring that every reader’s first impression is a lasting one.

Every day, you’ll be supporting our design teams by keeping projects organized and ensuring that people have what they need, at the time they need it. This role is crucial to ensuring that projects are running smoothly and everyone is able to do their work effectively. By virtue of your position, you will learn everything about how visual design in book publishing works, and you'll quickly realize your value as a member of this high-performing tribe.

If all of that excites you, let’s move on to address an important question:

Who are we and what do we do?

We’re Scribe Media, and our mission is to help everyone on earth write, publish and market their book.

The problem is that writing and publishing books are, for most people, a painful and difficult process, loaded with uncertainty and aggravation. Our goal is to make it as simple as possible, so that as many people as possible can do it.

We have multiple ways we help people do this. We can edit and publish an already written manuscript (Scribe Publishing), or we can help people write their book using a structured process with our guidance (Scribe Guided Author), or we can do a structured interview process that gets the book out of them in their words and their voice (Scribe Professional).

And if you can't afford our services, that's fine. We give away all of our information for free. Seriously, it's called Scribe Book School, and it's better than any paid course on the internet.

You can see some press about us here.

And you can see some of the books we've already published here.

Why our work matters

Our company was started because a frustrated entrepreneur wanted to put all of her incredible knowledge and ideas into a book, but didn't have the time to write it or the patience to deal with the frustrating publishing process. So we solved her problem. The origin story is here.

Her book became an amazing success, and we realized the world was full of these people--smart people who should write a book, but don’t, because the process is so painful.

These people want to write books, but don't have the time or desire to do it the old way, and that's why Scribe exists: we help people turn their ideas into books that both cement their legacy and impact the world.

Our process has worked for over 1500 authors in six years, and we’re growing fast. Our ultimate goal is to help everyone on earth write and publish a book.

If we do that, we'll help create many thousands of books that would never have otherwise existed, changing the lives of millions of people. That's really exciting to us.

To see what we mean, here are some author success stories and videos of authors talking about what their books mean to them, and to their readers.

But if you really want to see why we do this...just watch this video of an author we worked with, Philip McKernan.

What's it like being part of the Scribe Tribe?

We're not going to try to pitch you a load of corporate doublespeak bullshit about how great we are. Instead, we’ll just show you proof.

These are all real tribe members, speaking openly and honestly about all aspects of what it's like to be part of this tribe:

The 5 Things Applicants Need to Know

Who Should Not Work At Scribe?

What’s It Like To Work At Scribe?

You can also watch The Power of Vulnerability at Work, for an excellent glimpse into how much we care about each other as people, and how we approach our relationships.

You can see a bunch more videos here, on our YouTube Channel.

This is the operating system for our tribe: The Scribe Culture Bible.

We are consistently ranked the #1 Best Place To Work in Austin.

Also, Entrepreneur Magazine said we have the #1 company culture in America.

You In? Awesome, here's the details:

Location

  • Austin, TX

Type of Employment

  • Full-time

Necessary Skills & Qualifications

Here is the list of skills we believe are necessary for this career.

  • Highly Organized and Detail-Oriented: Do you make spreadsheets for personal use, not just at work? Do you love the feeling of crossing out all the items in a to-do list? Does the idea of color-coding and labeling things make your heart sing? These traits all feed into a mindset we’re looking for. Being able to stay organized and maintain impeccable attention to detail is absolutely essential to being successful in this role.
  • Impeccable Communication: In this role, you’ll be responsible for facilitating many important steps across our design teams, all of which have different timelines and levels of priority. We will rely on your ability to quickly, proactively, and effectively communicate to guarantee that the wheels of our design teams turn smoothly.
  • Courageously Curious: You want to know how everything works. If you don’t see an answer laid out in front of you, you want to find out where to get it. You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo. And when you’re learning a new skill, you aren’t afraid to ask questions to really know it and get it right the first time.
  • Deep Desire to Improve: We have a culture that is built on everyone working hard to learn and improve and push themselves. This is very serious--if you don't care about getting better or helping us to be better, this is the wrong place.
  • Optimistic: We believe that optimism is a super power. If you have a great attitude and your default state is in a good mood, that is a skill.
  • Enthusiastic Learner: We will be solving new and complex problems together in this role. That often means we need to teach ourselves new skills by conducting research or connecting with outside experts in order to drive forward our results. The idea of learning new things with a large degree of autonomy should absolutely thrill you, rather than terrify you.

Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive Pay: $50k
  • Full Benefits Package: We don’t spend our money on ping pong tables and beanbag chairs. We spend our money on things that matter to our tribe--like a full slate of benefits that would rival any Fortune 50 company.
      • We fully cover your medical, dental, and vision insurance—starting on day 1.
      • We offer up to $1,500 in educational assistance to continue your learning.
      • We have six weeks of paid time off, including holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
      • If anything awful were to happen to you, we provide life insurance and short- and long-term disability.
      • Scribe’s success is directly related to the Results of the Tribe. That’s why every time Scribe achieves our revenue and profit margin goals, all Tribe Members are eligible to earn a Results-Based Bonus. Even better, the payout increases in direct correlation with our success--the more we exceed our goals as a Tribe, the larger the portion of those earnings we receive.
      • Free Book Benefit: Take part in Scribe’s Guided Author or Memoir Workshops from Day-1. Scribe’s Free Book Benefit can now be used once every 18 months for Scribe Publishing or Guided Author, and every 36 months for Scribe Editing. You’ll also have free access to the entire Scribe library.
      • We have Work with Your Dog Wednesdays! AKA: Woofdays!
      • Plus, we eat a free lunch together in the office on Fridays!
  • Be Part Of A Tribe: You (should) have seen the videos above. We also have a pretty cool set of principles that we live by as a tribe, you should check it out, because this is the operating system for our tribe, and everyone in our company lives the values and principles outlined in this doc.
  • Freedom & Flex Work: While you’ll need to be based in Austin, we offer a flexible work environment. You can work from home, work while you travel, work in our office, make your own hours--we don't care. You can wear a three piece suit (like our CEO) or gym clothes (like our founders) or anything else--we don't care. We only care that you do your job well. And we have lots of paid time off each year, because we believe that rest and recovery are just as important as work. But, again, this is not a remote position.
  • Make A Real Impact: We’re a small tribe (just about 80 full time) and you will be a major part of our team. Not only that, you won't just impact the company, you'll impact the world. Books are one of the very best ways to influence other people and change the way they think--and you'll be helping to make them a reality.
  • Work With Interesting People: You're not just working on any books. Past authors include major company CEOs, famous entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and people with amazing personal stories. These are books that change lives.
  • Want to see more? Check out the Scribe Careers page of our website.

EEO Statement

At Scribe, we don’t just accept differences — we support them, celebrate them, and as a company, we thrive on them. Scribe is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we actively look for and hire people who bring new perspectives and experiences to our tribe.

Everyone has a story to share. Our CEO, JeVon “JT McCormick”, is just one Tribe Member example.

Ready to apply?

Complete the application by clicking on the "Apply To Position" button. Applications will remain open until we find the perfect person for this role.

You can expect to hear back from us either way within 15 business days. Be sure to keep an eye on your spam and promotions boxes in case our emails end up there! To make sure we're able to give your application the careful attention and time it deserves, please do not follow up with us unless you don't hear back from us by then.

Please, no phone calls. Due to the number of applicants we typically receive for our career openings, we are not able to do phone interviews until later stages of the hiring process. All applicants must submit an application through our portal.

Note: If you're on an external job site, we encourage you to apply directly from our career portal at https://scribe.breezy.hr/

We're only considering candidates located in the United States, and that are authorized to work in the United States. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Bonus: If you aren't right for this career, but you know the perfect person, send them this career description.

If we hire them, we'll give you a 2k bonus.

Totally serious--every person we hire, we ask them who referred them to us, and we pay the bonus to the referrer. That could be you if you share this career ad with a friend who's perfect for it.