Production Specialist

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ASCD, a progressive education association, is seeking an experienced and resourceful professional to join the production arm of our Creative Services team. The Production Specialist works with internal clients to manage the production lifecycle of all programs, products, services, member benefits, and marketing and promotional materials for the organization. This position advises staff o n production timelines; monitors project statuses and enforces project deadlines; identifies qualified vendors; monitors vendor performance; and buys printing, prepress, mailing and other related services.

In this role, the ideal candidate will:
Create accurate schedules for all production phases of complex, multi-faceted projects.
Manage a large volume of active projects at various stages with multiple components and varying levels of complexity.
Closely monitor those schedules and collaborate with staff at all levels to ensure timely and effective delivery of final products.
Select appropriate vendors to produce assigned project components. Develop RFQs, evaluate vendor bids, produce service orders, and contract with the most appropriate vendor.
Evaluate and process vendor invoices and calculate unit costs.
Oversee the mailing of member benefits and marketing materials.
Keep informed of how best to adapt internal processes based on changes in technology, publishing, and production.

Successful candidates will have a bachelor's degree in a related discipline or have related experience with a minimum of three years' experience in publishing or printing. Ideally, we're looking for a background in print production and product/project management. A higher level degree may substitute for years of experience.

Candidates must have a strong knowledge of production and publishing that includes an understanding of prepress, printing processes, electronic publishing processes, paper stocks, as well as basic knowledge of graphic design, typography, and desktop publishing principles, techniques, and software (in both a Mac and PC environment). If you meet these requirements, we invite you to investigate this unique employment opportunity. Applications frequently used are Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud, MS Office, and SharePoint.

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ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 140,000 members--superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 138 countries--the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit .
The Total Rewards of ASCD employment extends far beyond salary and includes a rich array of work life benefits and a health and wellness package that is highly competitive.
ASCD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the full and effective utilization of qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, or veteran status.

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