Publications Production Supervisor

Supervise workers engaged in preparation and layout of printed material.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Publications Production Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in preparation and layout of printed material: Studies editorial matter to determine most effective form of presentation and number and type of illustrations required, in accordance with specifications of customer or editorial personnel and accepted standards of composition, limitations of equipment, and available funds. Prepares mockup of pages for use by other workers in setting type and making up pages. Marks copy to incorporate printing instructions and editorial changes, utilizing standard printing symbols. Routes artwork to reproduction department or outside contractor for retouching, photographing, and platemaking. Routes editorial material to composing room for typesetting. Reviews finished material for format, accuracy, and general appearance. Submits proofs for final review and routes corrected copy to pressroom for printing. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May plan technical drawings to supplement copy.


Should I be a Publications Production Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Supervisor, Publications Production

    How to Become a
    Publications Production Supervisor

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