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Manager, Print Production | Callisto Media

We combine the power of Big Data, technology, and lean economics. We discover the information people are searching for and provide it. We help transform lives.

Callisto will be unmatched in providing products, services, and experiences to a diverse universe. From mainstream populations to groups that traditional companies believe are too small or economically unfeasible to address, we will meet their needs.

Today, we’re the fastest growing company in the $106 billion global publishing industry, and our primary method for meeting peoples’ needs is through long-form content in books. But creating books for them is only the beginning.

As the Manager, Print Production you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end print production process, from negotiating costs and schedules with vendors to managing multi-channel projects to ensuring product quality and on time delivery of products to the warehouse. Additionally, you will serve as a key partner to the Director, Print Production, with developing and executing Callisto Media’s short-medium and long-term print production sourcing strategy.

The Manager, Print Production will need to have deep project management experience that includes overseeing the various content formats — inexpensive paperbacks, board and novelty books, hardcover, boxed sets and other new products in development. In conjunction with the Director, Print Production, this role will be responsible for designing and managing the process and tools required to support Callisto Media’s growth and print production needs. The Manager, Print Production will work closely with design and editorial, as well as sales, planning, logistics and warehousing, and outside vendors, both domestic and overseas, to produce quality products in a deadline driven environment. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for quality assurance and quickly and effectively dealing with any print production quality related issues that arise.

Callisto Media focuses on hiring candidates who embody our core values of collaboration, diversity and inclusion, empiricism, and ambition. If you have an insatiable desire to work in a high-performance and results-driven environment that embraces our core values (Ownership, Collaboration, Empiricism, Ambition, Diversity, and Inclusion), please apply.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for end-to-end production and coordination of tasks from project initiation, scheduling, print production, evaluating specs, inventory management, shipping and invoice processing.
  • Conduct regular cost analysis and timeline impacts to support specified projects and recommend, select and negotiate optimal printer for the specific project based on best price, quality and due date.
  • Coordinate printing and production requirements with Callisto Media design and editorial teams as well as with the sales team, customers, and print partners.
  • Communicate customer requirements to outside vendors and ensure compliance.
  • Work closely with sales team to coordinate production stages and final delivery.
  • Review finished samples and ensure printers are meeting/exceeding production specifications.
  • Reconcile purchase orders from vendors.
  • Responsible for all production related quality assurance tasks.

 

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience managing publishing digital and offset projects
  • Deep project management and process improvement experience in the printing/publishing industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business and/or a related field
  • Strong knowledge of the graphics arts and printing industry required
  • Project management skills and the ability to work on multiple projects with concurrent deadlines
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, primarily: InDesign, PhotoShop, Illustrator and Acrobat
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, etc.) and other MS Office applications
  • Excellent customer service skills & experience

 

Join us! We are a team where data drives our decisions. Where culture matters. We put our customers first and they embody our core values. We’re entrepreneurial and focused in our approach. We challenge each employee to experiment and drive results while feeling empowered to do their best work each and every day.

Callisto Media offers a competitive salary, full benefits, 401k, stock options, for full-time employees, as well as a friendly working environment. This is a full-time, onsite position.

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