Full Time Job

Associate, Production Prepress

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 07-04-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Associate, Production Prepress - (Open to remote)

The Random House Production Department is seeking a technically proficient Production Prepress Associate to join its team. Working with our Production and Design departments, you will play a crucial role in preparing digital files for print, ensuring that they meet industry technical specifications and are optimized for the printing process. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

• Color correction and photo retouching in Photoshop.
• Export print PDF's out of InDesign, ensuring they meet proper technical specifications and are optimized for print.
• Outputting Epson color guidance; reviewing proofs with Production Manger if needed.
• Perform preflight checks on all files to identify and resolve any issues that may affect print quality.
• Assist in managing and organizing digital assets, including working document versions, fonts, and images.
• Stay up-to-date with industry trends and advancements in prepress technology and software.
• Collaborate with the production team to troubleshoot and resolve any technical issues that may arise during the production process.
• Maintain process documentation.
• Follow established workflows and procedures to ensure efficient and timely completion of projects.

• 1+ years of experience understanding prepress processes.
• Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop. Experience in Illustrator is a plus.
• Strong understanding of prepress processes, including color management, file formats, and resolution.
• Familiarity with preflighting tools and software.
• Excellent attention to detail and the ability to spot and correct errors.
• Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

The salary for this position is $53,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g37be9-3-233-232-160-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $53,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.