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Publishing Services Specialist

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Sales & Marketing Division

Department of Position: Creative Services Department 

Work from:

Corporate Office in Erie, PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

Leads the pressroom and bindery functions, including scheduling of all production and performing all prepress functions. Ensures deadlines are met throughout the entire publishing process according to quality standards.


Preferred skill sets:

  • Experience with pre-press
  • Job Scheduling experience
  • Customer service focused

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads the Employees of the pressroom and bindery. Provides input for Employee performance assessment as required.
  • Performs prepress duties which include consultation and execution of quality control and preflight of digital files going to press (includes trouble-shooting, trapping, imposition, proofing and plate generation, maintenance of all related equipment, supplies, diagnostics and calibration).
  • Schedules projects to ensure project due dates are met with least work-in-process time.
  • Trains, schedules, and leads staff as required. Ensures staff complies with section policies and procedures, including daily work schedules and routines. Reports issues to supervisor.
  • Maintains prepress schedule and production when needed to meet deadlines for press area.
  • Ensures all production materials are ordered and available for continuous production operations.
  • Operates all bindery and print equipment as necessary.
  • Oversees and troubleshoots mechanical and equipment problems and secures external maintenance and repair services as needed. Ensures all machinery in unit is properly maintained.
  • Under direction of the supervisor, ensures all quality standards are met.
  • Studies technological developments and recommends improvements accordingly. Assists management in evaluating proposed equipment upgrades and changes.

The first 4 duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.



This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Job-Specific Knowledge


High school diploma or GED required. Heidelberg Project Software training or equivalent experience required. Five years experience in the publishing or bindery field required. Experience leading project work and assigning and scheduling work of others preferred. Working knowledge of word processing software required. Working knowledge of project planning software required. Familiarity with the Macintosh and Windows operating systems preferred.

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Often (20-50%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Driving; Rarely
Pushing/Pulling; Often (20-50%)
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Occasional (<20%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie