Director, Print Production

  • Job Description:
    Join the global agency at the forefront of the post-advertising age. We help brands get their Story straight with unique and wonderful narratives. Story Worldwide is looking for an experienced Seattle based Production Director to lead print production efforts across all Story Worldwide North American offices.
  • Position: Other
  • Area of Focus: Production
  • City: Seattle
  • Region: Northwest
  • Duration: Full-time
  • About Our Company: Story Worldwide, one of the largest independent digital agencies in the world, believes the key to brand success is effective storytelling - in any channel, in any language, anywhere in the world. Incorporating this philosophy into work for some of the world’s most-recognised brands, Story Worldwide is the driving force in the post-advertising age, producing trendsetting marketing that is replacing traditional ads. With its decidedly unorthodox approach, Story Worldwide crosses traditional boundaries to redefine the way businesses engage their current and potential consumers. Story Worldwide’s signature approaches, “storytelling” and “narrative branding,” ensure clear and authentic voices are heard in an increasingly noisy media environment. Story has created loyal audiences for companies including Estée Lauder, Fabergé, IATA, Johnson and Johnson, Lexus and Unilever. With more than 170 employees and offices in New York, Seattle, South Norwalk, Nagoya, London and Hong Kong, Story Worldwide is leading the global post-advertising revolution.
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, vacation et
  • Company: Story Worldwide
  • Contact Address: 87 Wall Street Seattle, WA 98121
  • Contact Email:careers@storyworldwide.com
  • Contact Name: Diane Mitchell
  • How to Apply: Please submit resumes to: careers@storyworldwide.com
  • Job Requirements: Responsibilities: • Scheduling - Work with the Project Management Team in establishing production related schedules for print projects. • Estimating - Provide accurate and timely specifications and written estimates from production related vendors - (competitively bid to three vendors) for ongoing project work and business development. • Production Management - Responsible for "end to end" production related requirements including developing specifications, ordering paper, managing proofing and printer, bindery and any required press approvals. • Fulfillment / Postal Management / Shipping Management - Responsible for management and requirements associated with the distribution, mailing and/or shipping of printed materials. • Efficiencies - get the most from project budgets by creating innovative solutions around print, manufacturing, and shipping, and by leveraging Story buying power. • Management and Selection of Junior Staff and Freelance Help - Responsible for an annual freelance budget - to cover workflow peaks. Select and manage freelancers as needed. • Education and advocacy - Keep teams and organization informed of latest trends in editorial and other integrated print campaigns. Develop awareness and appreciation of the print channel in our multi-channel approach. • Travel- Occasional travel between Seattle and New York offices required. Project Work: • Serve as member of various project teams as Production Director. • Lend expertise and leadership to print projects ranging from web press long run magazines to sheet-fed short run DM and collateral to short run digital books. Skills & Knowledge Requirements: • Flat plan creation and updating • Ad Trafficking • Create and maintain manufacturing and production schedules •Estimate and order printed Inserts • Translate and create issue version matrix from client data counts • Create press instructions including version grids • Reconciliation of all outside vendor invoicing • Manage Paper Inventory as needed • Familiarity with list management and personalization options • Familiarity with postage requirements • Create and maintain budgeting / cost documentation • Work with photo retouching and color correction personnel • Review, comment and sign off on approval proofs • Manage DBL proofing • Attend press checks as needed • Streamline interoffice work flow • Work with client procurement as needed • Advise organization and clients on CMS as needed • Work with creative staff to create and sustain a positive, collaborative environment. • Contribute to Story Worldwide off-sites and other meetings as content advocate. Reporting: • Creative Director, Seattle
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