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Production Manager

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This is a very exciting contract to hire opportunity for an individual to work in the publishing industry.

In this position, you will manage production activities to ensure high-quality, on-time, on-budget publication and production of selected media products of a print, video and audio nature; both print and online

You will:

- Actively manage and direct all day-to-day editorial, production, and business/management functions to produce print and online products.

- Work with external vendors and contracts to ensure on- time, on-budget delivery of high-quality products

- Support Ad Sales Team in placing advertisements on website and in print magazine.

- Review and approve final issues before printing.

- Review and approve soft proofs as well as web posting for correctness.

- Work with Ad Sales to update Media Kit.

- Manage all day-to-day production functions—copyediting, art, design and composition, proofreading, and printing

-Collaborate with press team to determine production schedule, deadlines and budget for each project. Monitor and report on actual results.

- Recruit, hire, and direct the work of freelancers and vendors for accuracy, timeliness, completeness and quality.

- Actively direct printers to ensure on-time, on-budget delivery of high-quality products.

-Manage workflow to ensure each project is published on time and on budget, with acceptable quality.

-Perform preflight checks, press checks and post-production checks for quality as required

-Collaborate with Press team to develop concepts and design products that support the operation and the brand

-Coordinate/project manage content components of publications

- Maintain electronic files of all current versions of products.

- Manage all stages of proofreading and editor/staff reviews, including final proofs.

- Manage mail list

- Ensure compliance with design and production standards, editorial style guides, and copyright and permission requirements.

- Write/revise/implement policies and procedures for records retention and archiving for all Media products

You should have:

- Bachelor’s degree in business, English, journalism, communications or related field.

- Five years experience in managing production, printing, and digital products for publishing house with products in various media, preferably in medical, technical or scientific publications,

- Demonstrated ability to create and manage production processes, scheduling to produce quality publications on time

- Demonstrated ability to manage freelancers and vendors, including editors, designers and printers.

- Demonstrated ability to negotiate contracts and actively manage printers to produce high-quality products on time and on budget.

- Ability to meet multiple deadlines

- Excellent organizational, team-work and communication skills; ability to work with high-profile professionals

- Excellent grasp of grammar and English usage

- Experience with web or online publishing

Please reply with resume and a brief summary of how your background meets the requirements of the position.

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