Production Manager

NOTICE OF OPENING: Outdoor Sportsman Group
LOCATION: Harrisburg, PA
CANDIDATE POOL: Internal/External Candidates

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until Filled

TO APPLY: CLICK HERE

POSITION SUMMARY:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of the issue layout; coordination of the issue close with advertising, edit, and art departments; and submission of final and accurate instructions to the printing plant and postal authorities.  The position reports to the Senior Production Director and will work specifically with Game & Fish Magazine.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create issue-specific dummy/map incorporating all editorial, advertising, circulation components in Virtual Publisher production-management system
  • Work with production coordinator to ensure all ad material arrives on time and print ready
  • Confirm positioning of advertisements versus insertion orders to ensure accurate placement
  • Initiate/communicate package-size analysis to ad, edit, production, and finance departments
  • Initiate print order process
  • Responsible for accurate postal markup of final issue in Virtual Publisher
  • Ensure UPC is accurate
  • Monitor issue review process with edit/art departments to ensure deadlines are met and submit final version of issue makeup to plant
  • Generate press instructions and submit to plant
  • Create digital version of the issue
  • Monitor vendor performance/quality

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS:

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe InDesign
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively with a team in a fast paced, deadline-driven, dynamic environment

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 4-5 years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, and/or combination of degree and experience, required

Outdoor Sportsman Group