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Associate Production Artist

Apply Job ID 20510 Date posted Sep. 07, 2021 Location Salisbury, North Carolina Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)


Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

The Production Coordinator will coordinate the efforts of advertising print projects as they are processed through production, photography, and proofreading, creative and prepress departments. Responsibilities include project management and scheduling of both local and off-site relations with various account teams. Ideal candidate has experience in the retail print industry, understands retail versioning and has experience in graphic design and desktop publishing.


  • Check all content for accuracy and completeness
  • Resolve all conflicts in client-supplied information
  • Organize incoming and outgoing work for production
  • Proof and verify data sent to 3rd party vendors
  • Communicate priorities to team members and other departments
  • Monitor timelines to ensure all work is being organized and produced within the committed timeframes
  • Design and propose creative elements for visual purposes in client media collateral 
  • Provide additional creative client support on special projects as needed. 
  • Review all job instructions, both written and verbal, & ask any questions necessary to successfully complete the project 
  • Enter new items in ad pages, including copy and images. Use sources provided to add images to pages as necessary.  
  • Follow brand style guidelines and client directions to create dynamic layouts
  • Check all copy and images on proofs
  • Communicate any deviations to timing, costs, workflow
  • Maintain and communicate daily status reports
  • Manage project timelines
  • Interact with vendors to insure timely completion of projects
  • Communicate with account teams and/or vendors
  • Resource and work load management
  • Send copy out for estimates and translations
  • Enter timesheets for temporary employees
  • Process invoices for payment for temporary employees


Appropriate education and/or experience may be substituted on an equivalent basis

  • 2 year college education or equivalent
  • Up to 2 years’ experience in production coordination

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Working knowledge of retail advertising practices, retail grocery is preferred
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Detail and deadline oriented
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications
  • Ability to multitask
  • Experience in the prepress/graphics arts industry preferred
  • Ability to speak, read and write in the English language
  • Knowledge of creating and working with templates and style sheets; including page formatting of copy, placing photos and artwork; producing multiple version
  • Consistently demonstrate the ability to understand and use:
    • Mac Based hardware/software including (Adobe In-Design, Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint)
    • Print Project Management software

Additional Company Information 

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more. 

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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