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Production Specialist

Highlights for Children, a family media brand that has been nurturing children with excellent, wholesome, and innovative products for more than 70 years, reaches over two million children every month throughout the world. Our wide variety of “Fun with a Purpose” magazines and books are dedicated to helping children become their best selves—creative, curious, caring, and confident.

The Production Specialist is responsible for file management to ensure all creative work is released in the appropriate formats/templates. Manages released file archive system (DAMS), font management system and supporting technologies. Work with state of the art equipment in the preparation of files for proofing and printing. Be the technical expert within the department for all technology related to art production and release. High degree of proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and acrobat workflow. Stays current in design production technology and best practices as required. Ability to multi-task and work quickly and calmly in a fast-paced environment, setting priorities and meeting deadlines. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all business contacts.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage release of all files, ensuring all specs are correct including, but not limited to, dimensions, templates, key code locations, indicia, etc.
  • Update files where needed to match final specifications
  • Partner with key stakeholders to ensure all project/format information is communicated accurately and in a timely manner
  • Manage Digital Asset Management of marketing campaigns including archival of all files and order entry of meta-data
  • Ensures printed materials are accurate through internal proofing and routing process
  • Facilitates and updates modifications on vendor proofs based on internal feedback
  • Electronically files, maintains and updates graphics and assets on internal server
  • Responsible for release of all direct to consumer and b2b marketing artwork.
  • Retouch and color correct images in Photoshop
  • Collaborate and partner with the procurement team to ensure that all files are meeting printing standards and are delivered to the appropriate vendor


  • 3-5 years experience in a print production role
  • Adobe Creative Suite expertise required
  • Expert understanding of Panton, CMYK and RGB color spaces
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Thorough understanding of the printing process
  • Strong technical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Highlights is a mission driven organization.  We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. Through the work we do and as an inclusive corporate community, we are dedicated to cultivating our best selves in our workplace.  We aim to hire talent that strives for excellence while doing the work they love, by enhancing the lives of kids and families.  We come together with a common purpose because, we believe children are the world's most important people.  


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