It's a new era in consumer marketing. BlueSoho, a division of Quad/Graphics, helps our clients meet the challenge. As an integrated marketing and technology firm, the BlueSoho team helps customers connect their print content across mobile, digital, video, social media and other marketing channels. Our full suite of services is designed to deliver high-impact brand experiences.

Quad/Graphics Creative Solutions, a multichannel communications firm serving premier national and international Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business clients is seeking a Production Coordinator to work onsite with one of our clients, Bealls, in their Bradenton, FL location. This position supports the Quad Client Services team by interacting with Bealls' marketing department groups as the Advertising production contact. Individual will assist in the on-time, accurate completion of all Bealls' advertising materials from introductory stages to release. Qualified candidates will need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to thrive in a team environment and work independently with minimal supervision. Attention to detail and exceptional communication skills is a must. Previous file management and customer service experience preferred.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Function as primary contact between production group and client. Send all notifications and provide status updates. Upload, download and print all pages. Monitor proof deadlines.
  • Inform Quad Client Services team of any issues that may need attention or may be a cause for concern
  • Understand print production workflows and client tab processes
  • Read and follow internal markup and customer instructions
  • Perform specific corrections as needed, determined by evaluation of provided copy and/or soft proof evaluation
  • General knowledge of retail versioning
  • Create special effects in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Provide feedback to other production operators
  • General knowledge of the workflows and procedures for the assigned area
  • Understanding of Apple Macintosh environment
  • Responsible for tracking or moving job components through production using Quad/Graphics Smart Tools or Imaging IT-developed applications
  • Create mock ups for printers and client executive team
  • Review and approve all color Epsons for release
  • Maintain a professional appearance and relationships
  • Perform other incidental duties as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality as required

Qualifications

  • Three to five years experience producing for catalogs, direct mail, signage, retail inserts, etc.
  • Knowledge of steps required for the print process and an understanding of production methods to ensure designs can be produced for print delivery
  • Experience in the prepress/graphics arts industry
  • Knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets; including page formatting of copy, placing photos and artwork; producing multiple versions
  • Proficient computer skills including ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications, project management databases and email applications
  • Proficiency in Macintosh-based Quark and Adobe CS Design and Production Suites
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be detail and deadline oriented with a dedicated work ethic
  • Must be able to multitask and to be flexible
  • Flexibility with work hours as needed to complete required tasks

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad/Graphics is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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