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Associate Print Production Manager | Blue Star Press

Blue Star Press (www.bluestarpress.com) 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 contact@bluestarpress.com to apply.