Production Coordinator

Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Arlington, Virginia

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Date Posted November 03, 2020
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified



The Catholic Herald supports the evangelization efforts of the bishop and the diocese by publishing a biweekly Catholic newspaper in print and a news website. The Production Coordinator's primary role includes preparation of the print edition — advertising placement in ad program, creation of pages in InDesign, and updating and monitoring throughout the production cycle. He/she attends editorial/content team and advertising planning meetings to understand the needs of each department. Facilitates the production of more than 30 print issues a year, which includes about a dozen special supplements, reaching an audience of 116,000+ readers throughout the Arlington Diocese and the wider community.


50-60% of the time:

Print publication:

Graphic arts:

Design editorial graphics, page banners, special section covers; special project design, including posters, media kits, fliers


25%-50% of the time:

Troubleshoot issues with software, ads, problems with page design, printing errors before sending a request for IT

15% or less of the time:


Knowledge/Skills: Must have extensive experience using InDesign, Illustrator, Lightroom and Photoshop.

Must understand the usage of color, type, space, including photographic, illustrative and graphic elements, and have a thorough knowledge of four-color printing process, digital production, pre-press delivery and press checks. Knowledge of AP style and copyediting marks a plus.

Must have strong organizational skills, the ability to complete multiple projects with attention to accuracy and detail, must meet strict deadlines and adapt easily to shifting priorities. Must be a team player with the ability to work independently.

Education: Degree in Graphic Design or equivalent work experience

Years and Types of Experience: Five+ years in a newspaper or publication environment with extensive knowledge of pre-press, graphic and page design.


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