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Print Production Design Manager

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Lincoln - Lincoln, NE

Looking for your chance to make a real impact?

Firespring, Nebraska's first Certified B Corporation®, is looking for an amazing human to join our team. We’re known for providing marketing, printing and strategic guidance to thousands of brands, businesses and nonprofits in all 50 states and all over the world. Our mission is to accelerate client prosperity so we collectively do more good.

Please let us know if this position sounds like your dream job.

Job Description

Do you have an eye for detail and experience in the print or design industry? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

As a team lead, the print production design manager will work alongside our print production design team and oversee the pre-flight process of various marketing materials. This is a player-coach role where hands-on design work is the norm, while you will have the opportunity to guide and mentor your team along the way.

The primary responsibility is ensuring that all products and experiences are of the highest quality while being delivered on time and within budget. This role collaborates with team members and clients to brainstorm solutions and manages project details while recording their time spent on projects accurately. Other duties involve managing deadlines and finalizing print jobs before they see production, following processes, and providing input on potential technical or workflow changes. The print production design manager also keeps in touch with all team members ensuring that everyone has the resources and knowledge needed to be successful.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage workflow.
  • Organize day-to-day tasks to set the print production team up for success to ensure efficient operation and effective execution.
  • Use knowledge of the print production process of 4 color publications.
  • Provide quality assurance for print production designers.
  • Ensure the team is meeting critical production schedules.
  • Communicate using a high degree of customer service to articulate the appropriate message.
  • Implement conflict resolution with the ability to problem-solve issues with urgency and find a reasonable resolution to implement to benefit all parties involved.
  • Hold team members accountable and lead conversations about growth opportunities.


  • Minimum of five years of experience in the print/design industry while leading a team.
  • Baseline knowledge of pre-flighting client-created files.
  • Possess good leadership, people, and project management skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with key stakeholders successfully.
  • Continuously develop knowledge of industry best practices.
  • Experience with Prestige Scheduler is a bonus or another project management software.

Compensation and Benefits

  • SalaryWe recognize that our people are our greatest asset. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • VacationPaid holidays are a no brainer, but how does unlimited, paid vacation sound? Salaried employees of Firespring are encouraged to take what they need when it comes to time off in order to live their best and healthiest lives.
  • 401(k)Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now were helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • FunMillions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it. That's not the case here. We prioritize loving your experience here and have a group of people dedicated to creating activities inside and outside the office. To put it mildly, we're serious about having fun and it reflects in our work and the relationships too.
  • Positive Community ImpactWhen your employer makes it possible for you to contribute to your community on the clock? Win for everyone. Every Firespring team member gets one paid day off each month to volunteer in any way they'd like.
  • Miscellaneous BenefitsNot all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you'll enjoy while working here include unlimited soft drinks, tea and beer. If you require a flexible schedule, your manager is all ears.

Ready to come aboard? Let's make this happen.

While we genuinely appreciate your interest in employment with Firespring, we can only respond to the most qualified candidates.

Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.