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Layout Production Manager (Desktop Publisher)

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Our client produces over 100 PDF based market reports (newsletters) – dailies, weeklies, monthlies – to tight deadlines which are essential business to business information that enable energy and commodity markets to make better decisions. They are looking for a Production Manager (Desktop Publisher)

Position Purpose

· Manage the timely and accurate production of newsletters from layout to post-production

Essential Duties

· Layout daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly newsletters working closely with editor(s) using Adobe InDesign

· Create relevant tables, graphics for newsletters using Adobe Illustrator

· Ensure relevant electronic files are posted to all delivery channels: email, websites, third-party vendors

Software skills

· Adobe InDesign: advanced

· Adobe Illustrator: intermediate to advanced

· Microsoft Excel: intermediate to advanced desirable, but not essential

Individual skills

· Graduate in relevant field such as graphic design, communications, journalism, or extensive experience working in publishing industry.

· Experience in a deadline-driven atmosphere (although talented graduates with school / college experience welcomed).

· Needs the self-confidence to make decisions quickly while coordinating varying deadlines, editorial needs and personalities, with no direct supervision.

· Manages time efficiently to effectively coordinate multiple tasks in a high-stress newsroom atmosphere

· Must be personable and be able to communicate openly with a variety of people with different needs.

· Requires ability to work proactively in a team environment to handle conflicting priorities simultaneously.

· Must be comfortable to adopt different workflows for different editors. Must be able to abandon pre-conceived, or learnt, ways of doing things; adapting to the traits of a variety of editors

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