Strategic Factory
  • 26-Jul-2019 to 24-Mar-2020 (EST)
  • Management
  • Owings Mills, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Strategic Factory is a full-service print, design, and marketing firm located in the Baltimore metro area that's been in business for over 2 decades. As print communication specialists, we focus to provide effective and strategic communication solutions to handle the diverse needs of businesses that build and market their brand. Our customers include small to large businesses that are looking for an award-winning full-service graphic design, printing and mailing company to meet their diverse needs.

Position Summary

The Prepress Manager's role is to provide team leadership, expertise, knowledge, and to provide prepress and imposition execution of files for all Strategic Factory clients. The Prepress Manager is a working manager who supports and works with all facets and departments to build press ready files for the print process. Some of the responsibilities include, but are not limited to, applying master dies, checking file separation, applying bleeds and trims, imposition, adding necessary traps and creation of final file for press.

Essential Duties:

  • Apply job specific information obtained from job ticket into the production file
  • Maintain quality results by proofing and pre-flighting layouts, confirm design printability, and create imposition as needed
  • Take client supplied files and impose to print specifications
  • Organize and adhere to Strategic Factory practices and policies
  • Assume "Ownership" by reviewing own work at every stage of prepress production
  • Accomplish team goals as assigned and requested by the Prepress Director
  • Work alongside Prepress Director on special projects which include automation workflows, color management strategy, help build best practices and SOPs for the prepress department
  • Schedule and assign prepress teams workload to ensure meeting established production timelines
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 5+ years experience in commercial litho prepress or related field preferred
  • Prior lead or management experience preferred but not required
  • Computer proficiency and working experience of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Knowledge of the printing industry as it relates to commercial print prepress
  • Experience in the use of automated digital prepress workflows
  • Strong knowledge of imposition as it relates to the commercial print environment
  • Large format setup experience a plus 
  • Strong understanding of commercial print, litho, digital, large format printing methods and processes
  • Ability to solve production problems and assist others while working independently
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to multi-task within a fast-paced working environment

The successful candidate will be trained and based in our Owings Mills Headquarters, Strategic Factory. The position is non-exempt, and the hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Why Work for Strategic Factory?

  • Financial stability. Start with a competitive base salary and earn promotions based on positive performance and measurable results. 
  • Massive advancement opportunities. Join a rapidly growing company that's poised to double in size in the next three years. 
  • Gorgeous work environment. Have you seen our building? Work alongside skilled professionals in our state-of-the-art facility. 
  • Strategic benefits. Our comprehensive package includes health care, 401k, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and other unique benefit options.  
  • Uber-talented team members. Prepare to be inspired as you work alongside the very best and brightest talent the industry has to offer.
  • Engaging company culture. We may work hard, but we play hard, too! We host a variety of fun, team building activities throughout the year. 

Strategic Factory is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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