Production Manager – Second Shift

The Portland Press Herald is seeking a second shift Production Manager to oversee our busy production department. The Production Manager is responsible for the nightly workflow of the distribution department and pressroom – ensuring a smooth and timely transition of our products from the pressroom to the loading dock. This position typically works Monday through Friday from 4 pm – 12:30 am (or later as needed). This may include occasional weekends as needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Overseeing the nightly workflow of product to ensure deadlines are met and product is delivered on time
  • Communication between the pressroom, advertising and circulation departments
  • Administer necessary paperwork, including postal forms, worksheets, press orders and driver manifests
  • Managing a diverse group of employees – including hiring, scheduling, payroll, and performance management
  • Safety training and onboarding
  • Work with the VP of Production to establish work procedures and quality standards

Our Ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate across multiple departments and levels
  • Keen attention to detail and time management
  • Previous management experience in a production setting
  • Strong people skills and the ability to manage and develop people in a multi-cultural environment
  • Mechanical knowledge
  • Experience with offset printing press
  • Knowledge and experience in the newspaper industry preferred
  • Experience managing in a union environment a plus

We offer:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short/long-term disability and life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k with company match

The Portland Press Herald is a part of MaineToday Media. MaineToday Media is an EEO employer.

Interested applicants should email their resume to