Assistant Pressroom Foreman

Dow Jones
Silver Spring, MD
02 Jul 2021
31 Aug 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Assist the Press Foreman in directing and oversight of 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. Assist the Foreman to employ best practices for safety and performance & continuous improvement processes/procedures, staff schedules and effective staff development to achieve results.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Foreman to contribute to the 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.
  • Assist the Foreman to 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.
  • Assist the Foreman to develop and maintain open communication with employees while clearly emphasizing the goals and objectives of the department.
  • 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.
  • Assist the Foreman to insure performance standards are met and support staff development by providing, as necessary, skill and knowledge enhancement through workshops and active assignments.
  • Assist the Foreman to 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 Foreman's oversight, help develop and deliver written performance reviews and development plans to the press staff annually. Maintain accurate and timely written records of employee performance and disciplinary issues.
  • Assist the Foreman to 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.

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.
  • 5 or more years of press experience in cold web offset newspaper printing production environment.
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of business PC applications (spreadsheet, word processor, 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

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Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 25954