Assistant Team Leader

Springfield, VA
Oct 07, 2022
May 18, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

Our Pressroom, which operates 24/7 to deliver daily editions of The Washington Post to hundreds of thousands of readers in the D.C. metro area, is looking for an Assistant Team Leader to provide critical support needed to ensure daily performance at the highest possible standards. What you'll need to succeed: a dedication to our product and mission; a passion for leadership; top-notch skills in accuracy and meeting quality performance standards; a solid knowledge of press mechanics and the ability to know your way around press equipment; and a willingness to work closely with other team leaders to create detailed, accurate production reports.

Responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with pressroom managers to maintain production levels, minimize waste, and improve quality standards and performance
  • Meet expectations outlined in the assistant team leader job model
  • Identify and enforce safety practices (including informing appropriate personnel of safety problems)
  • Assist team leader in daily operations (including production/maintenance of press equipment)
  • Assist team leader in providing guidance, training and leadership to team members
  • Assist team leader in proactive use of performance development, and in the development of team members (including giving feedback on a regular basis)
  • Act in capacity of team leader on occasion
  • Provide accurate, detailed press production reports regarding press runs, reel room performance, and newsprint performance

Requirements include:
  • Dedication to ensuring a safe, accident-free work environment
  • Ability to involve others in problem solving and decision making to improve productivity, efficiency and morale
  • Ability to coach others to improve performance or personal interactions
  • Solid organizational skills and ability to manage change
  • Ability to be a good listener and support team leader in problem identification, team development and action planning
  • Ability to initiate quality improvement measures to improve products
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to diversity issues in the work place
  • Ability to honor team values and agreements in all interactions
  • Ability to accept/give responsibility and willingness to be held accountable or hold others accountable for their work
  • Technical understanding of Mitsubishi press mechanics
  • Desire to learn and a willingness to share knowledge with others
  • Commitment to personal growth and development

Position will close on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 5pm.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?