Temporary Print Production Assistant- This Old Hou

New York
Oct 01, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Erick Velez
Part of Time Inc’s Lifestyle division, This Old House is a dynamic, multiplatform content company covering DIY home design. We are seeking a high-energy, tech-savvy production assistant to assist the Managing Editor and Production Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly ambitious candidate to observe how veteran editors produce stories for print magazine, tablet, the Web, and book form.

Duties include:

- Liaise between Edit, Art/Photo, Production, and Imaging departments

- Traffic layouts and proofs

- Process and traffic contracts, invoices, and timesheets

- Set up freelance/temp staff in Time Inc systems, including payment docs, computer setup, phone, and security.

- Help project-manage books, special issues (eg., Reader-Created Issue), and advertorial inserts with assigning editors

- Assist in calling in and returning products for shoots

- Create PDFs of layouts to mark directions on retouching for Imaging

- Replace FPOs with low-rez files / final Imaging files

- Print layouts and creating high/low rez jpgs for PR

- Archive files on disc

- Record and track temp hours

- Maintain and distribute staff time-off reports

- Serve as backup assistant to the Editor in Chief

Skills needed:
- Firm knowledge of InDesign / InCopy, Acrobat Pro
- Some knowledge of compression in Photoshop
- Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication
- Degree in Journalism or Graphic Design preferred