Pressroom Manager

Production Sacramento, CA


The Sacramento Bee has an immediate opening for a Pressroom Manager in its Production division.  In this role, the Pressroom Manager directs and coordinates activities of Prepress, Pressroom and Maintenance departments in the manufacturing of 5 daily newspapers and associated runs. This entails performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. 

include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Plans and directs prepress and pressroom operations, establishing priorities and sequences for printing of the newspaper. 

Reviews production schedules to ascertain data such as quantities and specifications of the newspaper in order to plan department operations. 

Prepares operational schedules and coordinates prepress and pressroom activities to ensure production and quality of the newspaper meets specifications and established deadlines. 

Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, printing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays. 

Prepares 5-year capital expense budget and recommends expenditures for acquisition of new equipment. 

Develops, administers and forecasts an operating expense budget, maintaining expense budget; plans, implements and negotiates purchases for various capital projects. 

Inspects presses and equipment to ensure specific operational performance, safe operation and optimum utilization; provides technical support for prepress and pressroom. 

Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes employees to ensure compliance with standards. 

Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data. 


Manages four subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 45 employees in the Prepress, Pressroom and Maintenance Departments.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer skills, knowledge of graphic arts and management experience in a technically oriented field are essential for this position.