Pre-press Officer Jobs – Vision Group




Job
Title:    Pre-press
Officer
Organisation: Vision Group
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Pre-press Manager
About
Vision Group:
The Vision Group incorporated as the New
Vision Printing & Publishing Company Limited (NVPPCL), started business in
March 1986. It is a multimedia business housing newspaper, magazines, internet
publishing, television, radio broadcasting, commercial printing, advertising
and distribution services. NVPPCL is listed on the Uganda Stock Exchange, with
an expected turnover of over UGX 60 billion (FY 2010/2011).
Job Summary:  The
Pre-press Officer will render support in ensure timely and accurate output of
the jobs at to meet the requirements of the business.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Conduct
    a weekly and daily maintenance of the machines in order to make sure the
    machines are in good working state and clean.
  • The
    incumbent will interpret job cards from different departments in order to
    ensure the right job is done and to the right specifications.
  • Regularly
    check the soft copy of art work in order to avoid font crashes, wrong
    dimension and poor images as well as ensure right colors to be printed.
  • Forward
    prepress print proofs to clients for approval or printers in order to
    minimize wastage.
  • Ensure
    plates are accurately output according to a proper layout in time and
    ensure job accuracy after printing.
  • Oversee
    the coordination of jobs between the editorial, design house, printing
    traffic controllers and printers in order to prevent errors and time
    wastage.
  • Make
    requisitions for materials needed from stores in order to ensure timely
    availability for usage.
  • To
    retouch poor photos in the newspaper pages and advise on commercial art
    work picture quality.
  • Expeditiously
    follow-up Editorial pages, Bukedde, Advertising pages and Regionals.
  • Perform
    any other duties as assigned by the
    Pre-press
    Manager
    .
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant for the Vision Group Pre-press Officer should hold a Degree in
    Commercial Industrial Art and Design from a recognized institution.
  • A
    minimum of three years’ practical experience in a busy design pre-press
    environment (one who has worked with a CTP machine has an added
    advantage).
  • Proficient
    in the use of the latest design software i.e. Adobe creative suite (InDesign,
    Illustrator and Photoshop).
  • Possess
    the ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision and flexible
    to stretch working hours where need be.
  • Possess
    excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
How
to Apply:
All those reeling to work in Uganda’s
leading media house, The New Vision, should send applications to: Chief Human
Resources Officer, The New Vision Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. P.O. Box
9815, Kampala, Uganda or deliver to their front desk at the main reception.
Deadline:
17th July 2015
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