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Dow Jones Foreman/Woman in LAGRANGE, Georgia

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Direct and perform daily press operations in the manufacturing of Dow Jones’ and contract print publications in a cost-effective manner, with the highest quality standards available using existing technology. Meet customer expectations for reproduction quality, content freshness and productivity, while managing materials consumption cost-effectively. Employ best performance practices, continuous improvement processes/procedures, staff schedules and effective staff development to achieve results.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to business unit financial and operating objectives by: insuring staff employs and maintains effective processes and develops and refines skills; providing leadership; implementing efficient staffing/spending plans.

  • Direct and perform press operations to continuously improve upon the Production Quality Score, which integrates key performance measures such as reproduction quality, content freshness, productivity, and cost-effective materials consumption.

  • Develop and maintain open communication with employees while clearly emphasizing the goals and objectives of the department.

  • Actively administer local labor agreements and company policies in coordination with the production manager.

  • Provide ongoing staff training and development to insure each employee learns all appropriate job functions, procedures and equipment operation within the press area of responsibility.

  • Insure performance standards are met and support staff development by providing, as necessary, skill and knowledge enhancement through workshops and active assignments.

  • Evaluate equipment and materials to improve Production Quality Score in a manner consistent with a plant and department wide continuous improvement process.

  • Support and contribute to the development of a diverse work environment.

  • With the production manager’s oversight, develop and deliver written performance reviews (unless a union contract provides another mechanism or specifically prohibits them) and development plans to the press staff annually. Maintain accurate and timely written records of employee performance and disciplinary issues. Make salary recommendations for the production manager’s approval.

  • Implement policies/practices that insure compliance with local, state, and federal laws and company policy regarding equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, regulatory agency safety and environmental requirements.

  • Keep accurate, useful and timely operational and maintenance records. Work with the production manager to set equipment maintenance priorities.

  • Responsible for managing and record keeping to process various types of inserts with good communication and train staff to perform these tasks as well.

Position Requirements:

  • Customer and bottom line driven, with strong record of cost-efficient, timely results.

  • Strong leadership, initiative, decision-making, staff development and interpersonal skills.

  • Five years foreman/management or equivalent experience in a production environment, preferably in cold web offset newspaper printing production environment.

  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills that have been proven on the job.

  • Proficient in the use of business PC applications (spreadsheet, word processor, email, etc.)

  • Extensive technical knowledge of and mechanical aptitude for offset printing techniques, including equipment and best-practice processes.

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Job Category: Production Group

About Us

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest news gathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource.Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

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