Pre-press Imaging Specialist

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bryan, TX   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on October 29, 2022
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The Eagle, located at Bryan-College Station, TX, a Lee Enterprises company, is seeking a Pre-press Imaging Specialist.

This position is responsible for pagination and proofing files before releasing to CTP (computer-to-plate) imaging for plate production. Tasks include ensuring proper imaging, platemaking and pagination is completed accurately and on time. On occasion, this position works in pre-press operating CTP imaging equipment producing plates in support of press operations. This position works closely with managers in pre-press, ad production, news, IT, press/packaging and distribution to insure the timely production of our print products. Provide technical assistance to our commercial print partners.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Approve/produce plates for our daily, newspapers in addition to multiple commercial print jobs.
  • Evaluate the workload process and prioritize work/make changes to ensure that production deadlines are met.
  • Pagination of the daily paper for advertising, newsroom, classified and Obits of multiple daily publications including, but not limited to, The Waco Tribune and Bryan Eagle to ensure the classified and legal advertising for each product is reproduced accurately and sent to press on time.
  • Perform basic troubleshooting as needed.
  • Use proper techniques and quality control procedures to ensure the best possible plate quality for the offset print reproduction.
  • Responsible for loading plates in to imaging equipment and ensuring plate line is ready for next shift.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
  • Knowledge of Mac/PC operating systems
  • Minimum of 2+ years' experience in a production/printing environment
  • Able to work Monday - Friday 8 - 5 pm and at times cover vacations at night
  • Graphic design experience and/or flexibility to training new skills (+ plus)
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be punctual and dependable (it's a deadline-driven environment)
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Highly organized with ability to handled multiple projects at once
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Sense of urgency to meet deadlines; ability to function clearly in a deadline driven environment
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. on occasion
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Asura, Newsway and or Arkitex
  • An Associate's degree in a related field
  • Ability to evaluate color and grayscale balance
  • Demonstrated capability to paginate sections in a timely and accurate manner and troubleshoot when the need arises
  • Working knowledge/ability to learn CTP operations including the cleaning and calibration of CTP imagers preferred
  • Good to excellent proofing skills
Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.