DTP Operator

Remuneration:R15000 - R17000 per month 
Benefits:Medical Aid and pension
Location:Cape Town
Company:Ad Talent

A cutting-edge print production house has a vacancy for a skilled DTP Operator.

Key responsibilities

  • Understand and set up artwork as per briefing specs and client requirements
  • Correctly make use of in-house software packages
  • Ensure all images, spreads and bleeds are applied as per machine requirements
  • Determine detailed DTP job requirements with repro or technical team
  • Ensure all content and info is correct before starting a job
  • Produce and check proofs against required specs before handing over to clients
  • Complete corrections efficiently until client satisfaction
  • Electronically check colour separations and overprint
  • Analyse, identify and advise technical team or repro supervisor of potential print problems
  • Ensure artwork is accurate and executed according to technical specifications
  • Ensure variety in fonts, images, colours – 300dpi, CMYK and spot colours
  • Review and amend images - product proportions, FPO files, hires images and stock images

Computer maintenance and housekeeping
  • Maintain efficient backup procedures for all jobs
  • Create working folders within the server
  • Ensure artwork saved on server as per repro number
  • Maintain system performance and integrity
  • Prioritise work within the department based on repro plan
  • Achieve daily output as per plan

Minimum requirements
  • A tertiary qualification in DTP
  • Two to three years' relevant experience in DTP design/repro
  • Sound knowledge of the printing industry
  • Understanding of printing media, techniques and technology
  • Must know Adobe InDesign CS6, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6 and Acrobat on Mac
  • Knowledge of Integrator Workflow would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of print and production would be an advantage
  • Self-discipline to start projects on your own, to budget your time, and to meet deadlines and production schedules
  • Strong creative drive
  • Good multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
  • High-pressure tolerance
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Well-organised, conscientious, reliable, flexible, positive

Posted on 07 Dec 07:42

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