September  26, 2023
  New Media





Production Assistant

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Production Assistant REF#: JG33369
Bayard Canada
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted: July 28, 2023
Deadline: September 28, 2023


The Production Assistant will work with the Production team to provide hands-on support for the production and manufacturing of books, magazines and marketing material published by all Bayard divisions with an emphasis on liaising with third party service providers to ensure quality reproduction of printed materials, as well as file and asset management for cross media distribution.

Core Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preflighting, output, external transmission and proof approvals of final files for print purposes
  • Final asset management including file creation, updating and archiving of product source files and marketing assets for third-party dissemination.
  • Adaptation of product working files for output for digital platform
  • File trafficking via FTP, wetransfer, DropBox, as necessary
  • Quoting of print jobs, purchase ordering, coordinating product delivery and processing of job invoices
  • Developing work-back schedules and working closely with vendors to ensure on-time delivery of print jobs
  • Maintaining consistent workflow and application settings among internal design staff and freelance designers


  • One to two years in the book and/or magazine publishing industry with hands-on experience with file preflighting, press-ready output and printing process requirements
  • Great technical and trouble-shooting skills with a high proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Solid understanding of long-document layout and formatting in Adobe InDesign
  • Experience liaising with commercial printers on book and/or magazine job submission, proofing and approvals is an asset
  • Familiarity with colour management with a focus on ICC profile use and screen calibration is an asset
  • Familiarity with digital publications, ie. ebooks, e-magazines, is an asset
  • Self-motivated, team player with a positive attitude
  • Preference will be given to bilingual candidates (French / English)
  • Strong time management and organizational skills; ability to handle concurrent deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills and keen attention to detail; able to work independently showing initiative
  • Demonstrated tact, good judgement, and grace under pressure

Starting Date: Immediate

Corporate Benefits:
  • Group insurance
  • Group RRSP
  • Personal days and additional days off during the holidays
  • Employee assistance program
  • Discounts on company products
  • Remote work
  • Remote recruitment process
  • Social events
Bayard Canada is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We offer an excellent benefits program, as well as a safe and collaborative work environment. If you require accommodations during the interview process, we will work with you to meet your needs.

To apply, please send your resumé with a cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to with Production Assistant in the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 


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