Vice President of Production

We’re Masthead Maine, the state’s largest media network. We’re looking for a senior leader to run our bustling production facility in South Portland, Maine. We print every daily newspaper in the state (we own five out of the six of them) and we have a healthy commercial printing business. Our pressroom features two DGM offset presses and our distribution facility offers a full range of services from inserting for daily newspapers to direct mail production.

You’ll serve on the senior leadership team planning an active role in the direction of the company and you’ll manage a staff of 60 full and part time production employees with eight direct reports.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads, directs, and manages all facets of daily newspaper and commercial printing production ensuring ongoing and seamless operations including pre-press, distribution, and press operations for Masthead Maine.
  • Oversees scheduling and set-up for daily, weekly, and commercial print production.
  • Ensures production standards are met or exceeded for all production work for in-house products and commercial print customers.
  • Responsible for creating a safety-first production department.
  • Negotiates and manages contracts with vendors for products and services.
  • Serves as a member of the management negotiations team for union contracts.
  • Responds to production emergencies after business hours and communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Responsible for overseeing maintenance for all equipment so it operates at maximum potential.

Our Ideal Candidate Has:

  • Technical skills including:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Proficiency with operations management system.
    • Proficiency with press and distribution equipment.
    • Electrical Skills and Proficiency
    • Mechanical Skill
    • Experience hydraulics, pneumatics and compressed air
  • Management experience
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a union environment preferred
  • Experience with third-class mail and understanding of postal regulations

We Offer:

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

MaineToday Media is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer.