Cut File Clerk

Store, file, and issue advertising and layout cuts, mats, and electrotypes.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cut File Clerks do?

Stores, files, and issues advertising and layout cuts, mats, and electrotypes used in newspaper printing: Tags or marks cuts, mats, or plates with identifying information and places them in filing cabinets or cases. Prepares card index for each item filed. Removes requested items from file and records date of removal on file card. Washes plates to remove dirt, ink, and oxides. Applies gum solution to plate surface to protect plate during storage. May discard obsolete materials and records according to established schedule or instructions.

Should I be a Cut File Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Cut-File Clerk

    How to become a Cut File Clerk

    Cut File Clerks generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Cut File Clerk-related education!
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