Engage/NCG, Inc., a commercial printer in Northfield, MN, is seeking an experienced designer to manage their Prepress Department. The prepress manager helps to ensure that all jobs coming through the shop are produced correctly and as efficiently as possible, while meeting or exceeding client expectations. Working primarily in Adobe Creative Suite and Kodak Workshop environments, the prepress manager must have thorough knowledge of the production process to preflight electronic artwork and set up for printing on digital and offset presses. A strong background in graphic design is also needed for clients who request artwork to be created on their behalf. Design and printing projects can include brochures, business cards, letterhead, envelopes, forms, postcards, ads, flyers, direct mail and more. This is an ideal position for a high-energy individual who is focused and detail-oriented, but also looking for a casual environment where they can be hands-on with every project. Candidates for this position will have excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, good person-to-person communication skills, and a love for print production, as well as 3 to 5 years of experience in a prepress environment (or equivalent education). On-the-job training will be provided for production equipment and prepress software and systems. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Publisher) is also preferred.
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