Robert Half International Print Production Artist in St. Louis, Missouri

TCG is working with a client in need of a Print Production Artist for a contract to hire opportunity. The Print Production Artist is responsible for the production of on time, error-free, and properly constructed print ready files. Key requirements for this role include expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, a strong knowledge of various printing platforms and prepress techniques, the ability to solve problems and communicate effectively with both print vendors and designers. Specific Responsibilities ? Work with and coordinate with the design team to bring their vision to life from electronic to printed form ? Create print ready files for our various print vendors from the final design proofs ? Work with Traffic Manager on print production timelines and determining best print vendors for each job ? Maintain responsibility for projects from creative hand-off through final delivery ? Maintain daily and weekly printer communication/check-ins/correspondence ? Adhere to quality standards and proofing/sign-off procedures to ensure error-free deliverables ? Maintain the integrity of the creative concept throughout the production process ? Work with Designers and Project Managers to create physical mock-ups for proofing purposes and postage estimates ? Deliver final artwork to print vendors and / or suppliers (via email, Hightail, Dropbox, etc.) ? Participate in the review of internal and external proofs (including going on local press checks) ? Compare final digital working file to printed art to confirm accuracy. ? Adhere to naming and back-up procedures to ensure proper archiving of digital assets ? Gather and record up to date requirements and information from print vendors to ensure a smooth print production process ? Help with occasional in-house printing when needed ? Work with Designers, Project Managers, and Accounting Department to gather printer quotes and prepare pricing estimates for jobs ? Keep internal customers advised of any changes to job information ? Archive files and complete project close process ? Continually manage, and work to improve the quality of department deliverables analyzing the production process for efficiencies and effectiveness from start to finish. TO APPLY, EMAIL RESUME AND PORTFOLIO DIRECTLY TO ASHLEY:

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Req ID: 02430-9501485397

Functional Role: Production Artist

Country: USA

State: MO

City: St. Louis

Postal Code: 63105

Compensation: $20.00 to $25.00 per hour

Requirements: The essential qualities in this person are an attention to detail and an ability to work quickly and efficiently. They need to know Creative Suite and Excel well. TO APPLY, EMAIL RESUME AND PORTFOLIO DIRECTLY TO ASHLEY: