The Press Enterprise, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Plate Maker to join the team!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry.


Essential Functions 
  • Process plates to be sent through to the press.
  • Work within company safety guidelines.
  • Establish priorities and sequence of products to meet deadlines on a shift basis.
  • Be willing to be trained with imaging software and equipment.
  • Make sure jobs are setup correctly using the correct templates.
  • Analyze and/or assist to resolve quality and work flow issues.
  • Check to see that all imaging equipment, printer and plate bender are functioning properly.


Competencies & Skills
  • Ability to manage the electronic flow of pages for job printing and to work with of FTP sites. 
  • Experience working with pagination workflow software.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, including Excel and other computer- related software programs to download files, prep files, and process files for plate production.

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