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Graphic Production Manager

Fern Cincinnati, OH

  • Benefits Offered Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental
  • Employment Type Full-Time

General Responsibilities:

Fern is currently seeking a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our Creative Services team. The selected applicant will manage and operate all Cincinnati location graphic production elements. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preflighting, prepass, printing, quality control, and packaging for shipment. This position will also handle all scheduling, managing the workflow, and supervision of local production staff. The person selected for this role is an important member of the Creative Services team and will work under the direction of the Director of Creative Services. We are looking for a self-starter, with the ability to multi-task under pressure and work through tight project deadlines. The position will also involve many extended hours and weekends.

* Create and manage print and production schedules for the Cincinnati location

* Update ticket tracking in our internal task system, as well as remaining in contact with other department leads regarding projects/deadlines, and any issues requiring attention

* Manage and balance staff workloads at a local level, including job assignments, and report on resource needs to the Director of Creative Services

* Balance and adjust job schedules and tickets as demands shift and changing, ensuring appropriate quality is used and workloads are evenly maintained

* Manage inventory of large format printing and finishing equipment, including preventative maintenance as well as developing a long-term strategy

* Proactively investigate potential materials and other printing options and integrate them into new strategies and workflows. Experiment with new materials and techniques.

* Work directly with our suppliers to ensure proper inventory levels for production

* Manage and own relationships without any outside vendors for specialty needs or additional production demands

* Oversee department workflow including file management, color matching and management, RIP process, approval process, production and quality control

* Ensure employee safety training and work environment is safe


* 10 years experience in large format digital printing and signage production

* Must be highly organized, detail oriented with a sense of urgency and conscious of quality standards. Must handle multiple tasks and priorties

* Must be comfortable working in a culture/environment that is high pressure, fast-pace, and often offers short execution times

* Excellent communication and proven leadership skills

* Technical skills with work flow processes and advanced planning for incoming projects

* Labor management skills and ability to implement operation and performance efficiencies

* Proficient in sign finishing and detailing, including lamination, routing, and cutting. Experience with a Kongsberg cutting table is a plus

* Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite

* Skilled in Microsoft Office

* Skilled in modern RIP software; knowledge of Onyx is a plus

* Experience in color matching and adhering to style guidelines


* Successful working both as an individual and as part of a team

* Comfortable taking on multiple, large, high-profile projects

* Excellent time management, organizational , and problem solving skills

* Maintain professional integrity and pursue all initiatives with high levels of energy and attention to detial

* Exceptional writing and oral communication skills

* Adaptable schedule that remains flexible to client and corporate needs. This includes the very real possibility of overtime and weekend horus

Special Considerations:

Potential to travel, so must be prepared for occasional travel.



645 Linn Street, Cincinnati OH 45203
Cincinnati, OH
Posted 13 days ago