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Print Production Manager in Victoria, UK 🌎

Looking for: Production Designer
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VCCP is the challenger network for challenger clients. We like to challenge what’s expected. It’s a massive part of VCCP culture. To ask questions….to challenge things. To create challenger work for ambitious challenger clients.

To do this we hire like-minded talented people from the four corners of the planet. People who won’t settle for nudging things forward an inch when things could move a mile.

Across the Partnership, we work with a broad spectrum of clients on a multitude of briefs, from social media or launch campaigns to DM and web build.

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The VCCP Partnership has a unique culture, and we are looking for people who will make a positive contribution to this, therefore the candidate must have the following attributes:

  • A collaborative nature
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Take pride in their work
  • Challenge anything
  • Be unprecious and be able to recognise that a good idea can come from anywhere
  • Take responsibility

Freelance Print/Press Production Manager

  • Holiday cover as and when needed. Ad-hoc basis, with multiple positions available.

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure all press (national, regional, supplements and magazines) are delivered to titles on time with correct copy.
  • Process schedules, ensuring they’re up to date and cross referencing with media bookings.
  • Add campaigns and insertions, with correct rotation and deadlines to Specle, and keep it up to date as schedules change.
  • To remind Studio Managers, Creative Producers and Account Team of impending deadlines.
  • Check proofs for errors and any possible reproduction issues, flagging when needed.
  • Get proofs signed off by the relevant people (Account Team/Creative Producer/Creative).
  • Deal with publication copy chases by phone and email, ensuring a good relationship is maintained.


  • An obsession with quality and detail.
  • A good understanding of the overall press process.
  • A good understanding of media schedules and used to dealing with a wide variety of formats and rotation plans.
  • Experience of using online campaign management and delivery tools, ideally Specle.
  • Some experience of proofing RIPs and printers, ideally GMG and Epson.
  • Proactive, self-sufficient, organised, patient and a team player.
  • At least a basic knowledge of the following key software: Adobe CS – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat.

Working hours

  • Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.30
  • Flexibility will be required to cover the needs of the business

Job Type:

  • Contract


  • Production Management: 3 years (Preferred)
  • agency side: 1 year (Required)

Are you looking to pay or is this a collaboration?
Pay to hire someone

Is this ongoing work or a one off job?
Ongoing work

How would you prefer to pay?
Day rate

What’s your day rate budget range? (USD)
$250-350 (Industry average)

Do you have an estimate of the job or project length?
A few months

Are you a company or individual hiring?

Do you have internal sign off on the hire?

Do you need to hire for a specific city, country or place?
Yes, they need to be at a location (give location in job title)

When do you want to have the freelancer secured by?
2-3 weeks

What is most important for this job?

Twine can guarantee 3 relevant freelancers for an upfront fee of $650/£500. Would you like to know more?

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Do you have a job specification or creative brief?
Yes (please enter this in the description)

Does the freelancer need insurance?

Where did you find Twine?
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Posted 9 months ago
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