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Print Production Manager Resume


Desired Industry: Publishing SpiderID: 26258
Desired Job Location: Edison, New Jersey Date Posted: 4/22/2009
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 4/22/2009
Desired Wage: 60k/yr
U.S. Work Authorization:
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate: Undecided


Objective:
To find a position in publishing or printing that utilizes my experience in all levels of print production to help maximize quality and efficiency while streamlining costs and workflow.


Experience:
Work Experience
Associate Production Manager, August 2004 – November 2008
SourceMedia, New York, NY
• Manage production on Bank Investment Consultant monthly b2b. Duties include:
- Prepare impositions, roadmaps and ad lists from editorial requirements and ad insertion orders
- Communicate bindery reports to printer and distribution
- Coordinate all onserts, inserts and bellybands with clients, marketing department and printer
• Ad traffic for 2 monthlies (100 plus ads) and Bond Buyer daily
- Preflight digital ads and place in QuarkXpress and InDesign (DTI publishing workflow)
• Layout, typeset, preflight and release advertising pages for The Bond Buyer daily newspaper
• Purchase printing/mailing services for custom publishing supplements, conference events and marketing/branding materials and sales inserts for 40 plus publications
• Explore new print and specialty vendors and services and negotiate pricing contracts
• Reconcile all invoices, accruals and report budgetary variances for plants and promotional printing

Traffic Coordinator/Production Manager, October 2000 – August 2004
Pluzynski/Associates Inc, New York, NY
•Traffic artwork, copy, film and materials for all phases of production for direct mail catalogs between client and within agency
• Design, layout, and release to pring catalogs for Coach, Helzberg Diamonds, Gateway
• Scanning/retouching of FPO and print-ready film and digital photography to client specification
• Creation/management of job templates and style sheets per branding specifications
• Manage, schedule and maintain freelance and staff production employees
• Budget analysis and resource evaluation throughout project workflow to control costs
• Onsite plant experience for press approvals

Sales Administrator, March 2000 – October 2000
Pagenet of New Jersey, Iselin, NJ
• Direct sales and administrative support for General and Strategic sales force
• Draft proposals, pricing, ordering and creating collateral materials for presentations
• Customer service and troubleshooting
• Administrative duties such as order management, supplies and acquisition/creation of sales tools for sales reps

Administrative/Desktop Publishing, September 1999 – March 2000
Snelling Personnel/Freelance Positions, NYC, NJ
• Various administrative duties for Prudential, Dow Jones and Sysoft Software
• Freelance desktop operator, pre-press print production work for clients such as Bliss, American Express, Lucent Technologies

Regional Administrator, January 1999 – September 1999
3COM, Atlanta, GA
• Direct support of Regional Sales Manager and National Director of Network Consulting
• Understanding of 3Com Networking products to help resolve client concerns and support sales team
• Organization, schedule maintenance and order management for Northeast and Southern sales and network consulting teams
• Created Powerpoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets for trade shows and meetings
• Arranged off-site meetings, travel and accomodations


Skills:
Qualifications
~ Print production professional with extensive experience in all aspects of digital print workflows, publishing software, design and traffic management.
~ Full range of hands-on experience with publishing and design suites for print, from layout to quality-control, pre-press and on-site press OKs.
~ Proven track record with problem solving and crisis management solutions that keep internal budgets on track, while maintaining good vendor relations and client satisfaction.
~ Excellent communicator of printing concepts in pre-layout/concept stage with extensive print buying experience that can eliminate costly rounds of design reviews.
~ Personnel management experience, scheduling, candidate screening and temp/freelance acquisition for short and long term projects.

Technical Skills

DESIGN SOFTWARE
QuarkXpress
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Pitstop Preflight
Page layout
Scanning
Typography/typesetting
Photo color correction

ADMINISTRATIVE
Microsoft Office(Mac & Windows OS)
Lotus Notes
IE, SAFARI, CAMINO, FIREFOX, OPERA
Quality Control
Customer service
Scheduling
Payroll supervision


COMPUTER/GENERAL
Network configuration
Troubleshooting OS
Workflow management


Reference:
Available upon request.


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