Overview

Pre-Press Technician

The Pre-Press Technician is to ensure that publishing and pre-press systems in IT are always up and running optimally to meet Nation Media Group’s business objectives.

The successful applicant should have experience in: –

Creating and configuring Production Plans; Coordinating print production; Administering page pairing and colour separation processes; Uploading of Publications on the ePaper platforms. Transmitting publications to printing press: Provide support to Editorial, Advertising and Production staff; Prepare and distribute daily Prepress Reports; Administering, configuring and supporting existing Publishing and Prepress systems: Maintaining systems backup, security and contingency plans to ensure continuity and high availability of publishing and prepress systems: Liaising with external service providers to ensure maximum systems availability: Ensuring that publishing systems are secure from internal and external intrusion Executing contingency plans to ensure availability of systems and publications; Participating in the product quality reviews of all print products; Configuring of the RIPs for optimized print production; Meeting or exceeding the set Service Level Agreement KPIs; and Planning and implementation of IT related projects.

Knowledge & Skills requirements:

Diploma in Printing Technology; Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage Proficiency in Adobe InDesign: Minimum experience of two years; Knowledge of Agfa or Kodak Prepress systems is an added advantage; and Knowledge in system administration-IT is an added advantage.

Personal effectiveness

Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to meet deadlines
Ability to work under minimum supervision
Ability to work during odd hours

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Nation Media Group

The Nation Media Group (NMG) founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959 has become the largest independent media house in East and Central Africa. It has been quoted on the Nairobi Stock Exchange since the early 1970s. As the leading multi-media house in the East African region, it has print as well as electronic media and the Internet which attracts a regular readership quite unparalleled in the region.