Layout Specialist

Fargo, North Dakota
Depends on experience.
Jul 27, 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Forum Communications Company seeks an energetic Layout Specialist to prepare materials and pages used to produce dozens of our award-winning newspapers across Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. FCC is based in Fargo, a vibrant and growing metropolitan area home to three universities and two major hospitals. The FCC building is located downtown, which has been recognized by dozens of major publications – including the New York Times, Newsweek and Men’s Health – as among the liveliest and most interesting scenes in America. Forum Communications is willing to consider locating this position to another FCC site. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Place advertisements and classified ads using layout software
  • Create and load newspaper pages for design
  • Place ads before established deadlines and communicate with management if ads are missing.
  • Check page separations and quality of ads before they go to press.
  • Ensure print and ad quality of FCC papers
  • Check and fix commercial print jobs.
  • Tone images in the correct color scheme to be used in classifieds or obituaries.
  • Meet multiple deadlines set up throughout the day.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Use of multiple software packages a plus, especially Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, prioritizing tasks as needed to hit deadlines.
  • Ability to speak effectively with customers and with employees of organization.
  • Must be able to learn new software easily.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Employee must be able to work independently with minimum supervision.