• Graphic Production Assistant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Creative Services
  • Overview

    Topps, with a brand portfolio including: Major League Baseball, Star Wars, WWE, Champions League, English Premier League, UFC, Garbage Pail Kids, Major League Soccer, Mars Attacks and Mysticons is seeking a Graphic Production Assistant to work in coordination with our prepress manager.




    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Partner with prepress manager, art directors, project management, and external prepress and print vendors to facilitate design, production and manufacturing processes.
    • Review milestone schedules with project management team, balance content availability and vendor print schedules to prioritize production.
    • Review print specifications on BOM, ensure that design and production files align with quoted manufacturing specifications, coordinate any necessary changes to specifications with design and manufacturing teams.
    • Create and publish Electronic Design Release documents (EDRs).
    • Understand common licensor requirements and review master files to ensure compliance.
    • Communicate with internal and external marketing, prepress and design resources throughout the production process.
    • Create and publish vendor-approved, populated imposition layouts for production.
      •  Cross-reference subject lists against BOM to ensure that layouts match quoted subject counts.
      • Review print technology to drive cost savings through layout efficiencies.
    • Review, verify, troubleshoot and modify design files for production.


    Skills & Abilities

    • Strong computer skills. Adobe CS (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat) and Word, Excel essential.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
    • Accuracy is a must.
    • Teamwork skills.
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities.


    Education & Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent in related field preferred.
    • Prepress or graphic production experience or familiarity preferred


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