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It’s rare to find a graphic position in journalism in the prime Northern California sailing market. However, at this time, Latitude 38 has just such an opening:

HIRING FULL-TIME PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

Latitude 38 Media, LLC, publisher of the West Coast’s premier sailing magazine, has an opportunity to join our creative crew to support the vibrant Northern California sailing market from our Mill Valley office. The job includes managing the production of the monthly sailing magazine, annual special projects and an expanding digital media portfolio, plus plenty of opportunities to sail.

The best candidate for this job is an active Bay Area sailor, a team leader as well as a team player. Someone with keen organizational skills as they must have the ability to oversee the department while using their skills to
design and build creative advertising and layouts for customers and the magazine.

We are a small, collegial staff with critical publishing deadlines requiring flexible, priority driven work flow.

Key Responsibilities:
• Create ads (InDesign and Photoshop) and work with clients through ad approval for both print and website advertising.
• Page building (InDesign) and preparing files to export for print and digital use. (Acrobat PDF)
• Assist editorial department with layout of articles, proofreading and/or process photos.
• Work closely with the printing company and outside delivery employees.
• Organize and prioritize the production department’s work flow plus the yearly, monthly and daily production schedule.
• Set up special projects (currently three annually) scheduling and quotes, as well as implementing them into the monthly magazine workflow.
• Manage distribution. (FileMaker Pro)

Requirements:
• A passion for the art and substance of journalism with full abilities and understanding of the design, print and digital production process.
• At least two years of prior Supervisor/design experience in the graphics/media/print publishing industry a must.
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite a must.
• Experience with both web publishing/digital media (Wordpress/Drupal, Dream Weaver or other) and social media.
• Experience working with outside contractors, freelancers and interns helpful.
• Proficiency in MS Office and FileMaker Pro a plus.
• Active sailor/outdoor water sports enthusiast.

Benefits include employer majority subsidized health care, paid holidays, vacation days, sick leave, employee contribution 401k and a fun, supportive work environment.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter – with salary requirements for an employee on payroll - to (Salary inclusion is imperative for us to go forward, so inclusion is pertinent.)

No phone calls.


 

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