The Press Democrat, a division of Sonoma Media Investments, is seeking a talented Paginator to join our team. This position will be responsible for monitoring page layouts and pagination for all publications, provide back up for editorial requests with pagination and processing digital images. This role requires a high attention to detail and knowledge of page layout and prepress functions. The successful candidate should be familiar with InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and ftp applications in a PC environment.
This position is responsible for:
- Adjusting sections and publications in Naviga’s Planspeed and NCS systems.
- Adding filler ads per editorial requests.
- Review and monitor legal ads and Life Tribute ads.
- Download commercial pdfs from ftp rename and output to plate.
- Schedule and output pages to plate for printing.
- Track and store pages into achieved servers.
- Ability to troubleshoot and correct problem ads using preflight steps.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
- One to two years at a newspaper, commercial print shop, graphic arts studio or comparable enterprise is preferred.
- Knowledge of database theory is helpful.
- Strong organization, multi-tasking and self-management skills.
- Proficient computer skills on PC.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be flexible to work evening shifts on weekdays, weekends and holidays.
- Ability to work well under pressure in a deadline environment.
Sonoma Media Investments is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.
Sonoma Media Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer
SMI Diversity & Inclusion Statement
The primary duty of a media company, at its core, is to seek out and tell the truth through its journalism. At the same time, we must maintain a company culture that is inclusive and free of discrimination of any kind.
We at Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, acknowledge the difficult truth that over the course of our long history, we have not always been consistent or effective in fulfilling another duty, to protect and defend those who are trivialized, disregarded, sidelined or treated unfairly in our community, and within our own company.
We at SMI are committed to creating and maintaining a company culture that is actively antiracist and scrupulously inclusive within our company’s work environment, and in how we report on and engage with the community we serve, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, faith, age, ability or size. We pledge to promote equality and humane treatment of others, and to oppose prejudice, indifference, sexism, intolerance and hate. This we will do through our hiring, promotion and retention practices, through our advertising programs and customer service, and through our news coverage and community engagement.