Crain Communications Inc, a leading privately held media organization headquartered in Detroit, MI, is seeking a Premedia Director to manage all pre-media activities across multiple channels. Success will be measured by this person’s role as a change agent within a rapidly changing environment and by successfully satisfying internal customers and business unit leaders. Primary Responsibilities:- Oversee Detroit Premedia Department which consists of two Prepress Specialists and three Production Managers.- Assess, implement and manager an existing pre-media team efforts to acquire and perform new digital content skills through assessment of current skills and a strategic plan to gain any missing skills to meet the changing needs of the business.- Prepress Activities and Responsibilities:o Oversee Prepress activities, manage staff and perform department activities.o Pre-flight, analyze, correct, process and archive supplied advertising files.o Compose line ads and layout classified sections.o Process, convert, quality check, transmit, archive Quark and InDesign editorial files.o Color correct images.o Assess and repair problems with print advertising files.o Work with printers to evaluate and resolve printing difficulties.o Assess and improve internal processes and workflows.o Must be willing to work variable hours. Some late nights are required.- Digital Platform Activities and Responsibilities:o Lead Prepress staff attainment of new digital platform skills (web, tablets, smart phones, etc.).o Implement new digital platform service offerings to publications. o Anticipate and adapt to digital platform technologies.- Production Activities and Responsibilities:o Oversee all aspects of three Detroit-based Production Managers.o Provide guidance regarding advertising problems and concerns.o Serve as point of contact for Detroit-based Publishers for Production-related matters. Requirements Experience- Minimum 5 years of experience in a publishing pre-media environment.- Minimum of 2 years managing people.- Results orientated with focus on problem solving and continuous improvement.- Success in identifying and achieving interdepartmental objectives.- Involvement with digital platform technologies.Skills- Graphic arts and print production knowledge.- Excellent skills with page make up software such as Quark, InDesign, etc., image correction software such as Photoshop, etc., and proficiency in Illustrator and Acrobat on both Mac and PC.- Scan and color correct images.- Accurate follow through on all details.- Excellent organization skills.- Must be able to multi-task and prioritize.Crain Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.