Employment Opportunities

Assistant Print Buyer Wanted

 

PRO-ED is seeking an assistant print buyer. Duties include assisting the print buyers in coordinating the printing of new and reprinted books, tests, and other materials with outside vendors; troubleshooting technical problems with printing; monitoring printer progress during printing (e.g., tracking shipping and arrival dates); arranging for drop shipments as necessary; checking products for accuracy when they arrive; arranging for returns and reprints if product is unsatisfactory; preparing new products for library; and helping print buyers coordinate inventory, archive backlist, maintain current product library, generate and maintain records of purchase orders, conduct traffic control with printers, and keep database current; plus other duties as assigned by print buyers or department head.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree helpful but not necessary. One or more years of print-buying experience preferred; graphic design experience or training helpful.  Candidate should know, or be interested in learning, the elements of publications production, including binding, paper, finishes, and related issues. Able to make and maintain schedules and plans; work under pressure; prioritize multiple projects; meet deadlines; and produce quality work, all with a sharp eye for detail. Must be comfortable calling (yes, on a phone sometimes) and bidding and negotiating with outside vendors. Must be willing to be proactive and seek out projects and ways to be helpful. Must be curious and embrace the notion that no job is too big or too small. Demonstrated ability to work with both internal and external customers in a team environment is crucial. Familiarity with MS Excel, MS Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Outlook required. Compensation depending on experience.

Thank you for your interest in working for PRO-ED.

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PRO-ED is a non-smoking, equal opportunity employer with a casual work environment. 

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