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Print Production Specialist

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Vitamin T's client ----, is looking for a Print Production Specialist for a 1 - 2 month freelance project.

Print Production Specialist

Job Description:
The Print Production Specialist coordinates, schedules, facilitates and monitors printing and production services; reviews online print requests; organizes and implements a production work schedule for processing requests where applicable; develops database and maintains job log for assigned projects; creates and implements an accountability system for each phase of the production schedule to ensure the timely completion and availability of applicable projects; Provides consultation and assistance to clients during project development regarding the printing production process including how to coordinate and facilitate the project’s requirements in a timely manner, formulating and preparing print requests, choosing appropriate paper and ink combinations, and the impact of choosing the appropriate paper quality for a finished print job.

Responsibilities include:
• Create clean mechanical files in InDesign and Illustrator with linked color photos and vector graphics from Art Director comps.
• Create of hi res artwork in PhotoShop as necessary for mechanicals, to include compositing, retouching and color adjustment to Ad specs.
• Pickup, resizing and versioning of 4 color process mechanicals in InDesign and Illustrator from supplied creative base as needed for various publications.
• Create PDFs, Multipage PDFs, JPEGs, Animated GIFS as needed

Requires knowledge of:
Print shop operations including the relationship between graphic artwork, offset printing, and computer generated printing products; procedures for estimating job costs, supplies, and related materials and resources; maintaining print and copy schedule formats to meet shop production needs; standard software applications and desktop publishing programs including Publisher, In-Design, Adobe Illustrator and other related programs on various platforms; and safety regulations including the safe use of chemicals related to the printing process.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Proactive and “can do” attitude
• Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
• Proficiency in MAC OSX Software: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Photoshop

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