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Junior Production Executive

Want to be part of the most dynamic media company in the UK?  Are you looking to join a team where you can express yourself in an environment where change and growth are celebrated?  If your answer is yes - then look no further.

At Dennis, we’re dedicated to creating brands that people want to work on and a culture that people want to work in and we want you to be part of the next success everyone’s talking about.

As a Junior Production Executive your role is to ensure the brands and Digital File traffic you are responsible for are produced and sent on time working to agreed schedules and to the correct specifications.

This is an initial 6 month fixed term contract opportunity.

What will you be doing?

External

  • Chasing all advertising material via agencies or clients and keeping a complete record of client liaising.
  • Ensuring correct deadlines and specifications are issued to advertisers.
  • Ensuring all material received is checked to the correct specification and sent to the printers on time.
  • Ensuring all printers and varied suppliers are issued with clear, detailed instructions and flat plans and information.
  • Ensure any changes (e.g. pagination) are communicated to all relevant parties (e.g. printers, paper suppliers)
  • Ensuring Inserts are delivered on time and to the correct address and to an agreed specification as approved by the relevant printer / finisher.
  • Making changes to clients artwork (e.g. resizing) in exceptional circumstances and these must be approved by the client.
  • Liaising with 3rd party to suppliers work out schedules for our various Digital properties, uploading files to relevant destinations in relevant time frames to the required formats.

Internal

  • Liaising with advertising sales and editorial teams to ensure you have the correct flatplan and that deadlines are met for both print and digital products
  • Reporting up any difficulties to relevant Production team member
  • Check quality of all production values within the printed brands on receipt of finished copies
  • Being a technical resource for production queries for your sales team.
  • Reporting any additional costs to the Group production Manager where applicable.
  • Developing an understanding of the complete production process, including all aspects of the digital workflow.

Who are we looking for?

  • You are a natural problem solver and have great decision-making skills.
  • You have the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external contact.
  • You have amazing attention to detail.
  • You have experience working in an environment where you have deadlines and you can work well under pressure.
  • You have a keen interest in the media and publishing industry.

Why Us?

  • We’re award winning. You will be working across award-winning brands and in award-winning teams and joining a culture where innovation and success are encouraged.
  • Our commitment. We’re very proud to work for the benefit of The Heart of England Forest; an exciting and ambitious charity aiming to plant and preserve the largest native broadleaf forest in England. Founded by our late chairman, Felix Dennis, every employee gets the chance to plant a tree in their name so you can feel part of our vision.
  • We’re always thinking of you. You’ll have access to plenty of great benefits such as 28 days holiday, a contributory pension scheme and discounted gym membership. There are also yoga and boot camp classes to get involved in if the gym membership is not enough.
  • We recognise hard work. Have you always dreamed of taking time out of work to travel the world? You’ll be given the opportunity to take a 6 week paid sabbatical after five years service. And if you’re lucky enough to win our Employee of the Year Award you’ll be sent on a holiday of a lifetime to the island of Mustique in the Caribbean.
  • We know how to have fun. Whether it’s swatting up for one of our pub quizzes, creating a costume for our famous fancy dress parties or taking part in a fitness challenge as part of our annual charity day - we can guarantee you will share the enjoyment of life at Dennis.

Dennis does not discriminate. We’re just interested in your skills, your talent and your potential. So if you feel like this role is for you, please press apply now.

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