Pre Print Technician (Computerized Plate Technician)

The Washington Post
Springfield, VA
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

Job Details

Job Description

· The Pre-print Technician is responsible for preparing print products for output. They coordinate the electronic workflow from internal and external customers. Identify any electronic file or equipment problems and interact directly with customers to resolve issues, quality, timeliness of schedules and adhere to closing times.

· Job Description

Job Description

Tasks Performed:

· Manage throughput schedules to press

· Verify imposition for accuracy

· Inspect job files, operate pre-print and bending equipment to prepare for print process

· Perform quality check on finished files or submittals in advance of release to manufacture

· Review electronic files received from clients and check for completeness in advance of print process

· Identify missing or problematic components and communicate to client contacts

· Read and understand detailed job tickets

· Complete necessary department paperwork and documentation required

· Communicate effectively with supervisors, press operators, make-up, and co-workers

· Keep work area organized and clean

Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma required; Associates preferred

Knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft applications required

Ability to troubleshoot

Strong written and oral communication skills required

At least 2 years of related work Experience

Machinery, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aides Utilized:

· Computer

· Pre-print Equipment

· Bending Equipment

· Telephone

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

Company info
1301 K Street, N.W.

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