Production Manager

Location
Charleston
Posted
Jun 03, 2014
Closes
Jul 03, 2014
Contact
Suzanne Flohr
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Garden & Gun is looking for a Production Manager with magazine publishing and production experience. The manager will comprehensively plan for and oversee magazine make-up for each bi-monthly issue and prepare for press. This involves working closely with advertising, editorial, art and creative services to ensure coordination between departments during issue closings and seeing the process through the planning, prepress, press and delivery process. Tasks include the following:

•Create and implement production schedules to ensure publication meets press deadlines
•Set book size and map each issue according to advertiser and editorial positioning requests and commitments while also adapting to last minute changes
•Log, track, and process incoming advertising materials while ensuring that specifications are met properly
•Organize issue dummy at closing for final review with Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
•Supply form breaks, ad splits and other special print instructions to ensure superior print and finishing quality
•Supply versioning requests and work on other print order details with Circulation Director
•Work with creative services to conceptualize high impact/custom print units for advertisers
•Oversee production quotes and print orders for special inserts
•Manage internal production budget
•Occasional travel for press checks

Requirements/Qualifications:
•Candidates should have 3+ years experience in magazine print production that includes an understanding of prepress, offset web printing processes, paper specifications, as well as basic knowledge of graphic design
•Keen attention to detail and superior organizational skills
•Ability to communicate technical print information both internally and with advertisers and their agencies
•Hands on knowledge of publishing best practices (form breaks, insert placements, copy splits)



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