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Print Production Manager (7459U)
University of California, Berkeley
Print Production Manager

The print production manager is responsible for ensuring the production of high-quality fundraising, donor recognition, and events programming collateral— that advances the university's $6 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign — within budget and time constraints. This position is the campuswide expert in communications production management and reports to the senior director of strategic communications and operations in External Relations and Marketing Communications.

This position aligns partner-client needs, staff schedules, and vendor requirements. Negotiates resolutions to timing, quality, and pricing issues, including structured pricing for ongoing or repeat projects, replacement of rejected deliverables, and conflicts surrounding responsibility for production issues. This position collaborates with designers on print specs, design file requirements and delivery, proofing, and print quality management. Works closely with the managing editor to develop schedule, track, and provide timely and proactive updates to stakeholders on large, complex communications projects.

Additional printed and / or electronic projects may include, but are not limited to: proposals and case statements; reports, newsletters, and brochures; awards and certificates; programs and books; displays, banners, and wayfinding; invitations, appeals, and other mailing projects. Strong knowledge and understanding of direct mail and USPS regulations preferred.

Key responsibilities
• Production and vendor management: Serves as campus-wide subject matter expert in the matter of communications production management. Manages day-to-day production operations towards the goal of timely, cost-effective completion of quality deliverables as well as brand adherence. Reviews quotes from multiple equivalent vendors for each job, with an eye to accuracy and price comparison and consistency. Tracks vendor performance and thoroughly researches and selects new vendors to supply supplementary services or replace current underperforming vendors. Administrative responsibilities include verifying credit card and financial paperwork as well as arranging payments of vendors, services, and subscriptions.

Knowledge Skills
• Exceptional skills in negotiating partner-client needs and vendor requirements/pricing.
• Exceptional project consulting and management skills to ensure operations are running smoothly and deadlines can be met effectively.
• Ability to synthesize and operationalize ideas.
• Advanced knowledge of applicable publishing software applications.
• Advanced skills in originating and maintaining databases for desktop publishing and image storage.
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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Job Details
Berkeley, CA 94720
Employment Status
POST DATE: 05.05.2022
University of California, Berkeley

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