Magazine Repairer

Tend saddle-stitching machines to repair salvable magazines or comic books.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Magazine Repairers do?

Tends saddle-stitching machine to repair salvable magazines, comic books, or catalogs in bindery: Picks up book from supply on worktable, opens book, and places book in tentlike position over fixture of wire-stitching machine. Examines book to determine location of missing stitch, and positions book under stitching head. Depresses pedal to start machine and insert missing stitch. Stacks stitched book on worktable for removal. Examines wrinkled, creased, or dog-eared pages and cover sheets and separates sheets judged to be salvable and discards remainder of sheets. Rolls and bends sheets and smooths with hands and fingers to remove wrinkles and creases. Folds repaired sheets by hand and stacks sheets to be returned to binding machines. Keeps daily production records.

Should I be a Magazine Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • How to become a Magazine Repairer

    Magazine Repairers 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 Magazine Repairer-related education!
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