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Associate Print Production Manager | Blue Star Press

Blue Star Press ( is seeking an Associate Print Production Manager to join their growing team. Blue Star Press is known for its highly illustrated books on art, wellness, self-help, cooking, crafts, coloring, and decor, among other genres.


  • Reports to the Production Director and collaborates closely with a small remote internal team, and a larger network of external manufacturing partners

  • Manages the outsourcing of all domestic and international printing for approximately 25 products annually

  • Oversees the entire print lifecycle and serves as project manager from initial RFQs, to vendor selection and oversight, to delivery of final product

  • Manages proof routing and the quality assurance of new books, reprints, Books+, and ancillary products

  • Monitors printing costs and ensures job specs are aligned with project budget

  • Oversees order processing

  • Troubleshoots and resolves manufacturing issues

  • Ensures proper file preparation, transmittal, and preflighting

  • Actively monitors production schedules and ensures the timely and proper delivery of files, proofs, and final product

  • Establishes a highly efficient print production operations workflow

  • Ensures smooth shipping and distribution processes, including the facilitation of communication between printers and distributors

  • Advises on product development, and provides guidance to the internal team regarding the most economical and efficient product specification and printing processes

  • Partners with Operations to efficiently prepare and archive final print files

  • Manages and stays current with CPSIA and all other safety testing requirements for print books, Books+, and ancillary products

Blue Star Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to diversity. Please email to apply.