Layout Specialist

Location
Fargo, North Dakota
Salary
Depends on experience.
Posted
Jul 27, 2018
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
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.

Requirements:

  • 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.