Prepress Specialist

– Remote Work (home office), -
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $42,000 USD or $50,000 CAD or €40,000 Annual Salary

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Company Background

Panda Game Manufacturing is a world renowned tabletop game manufacturer. With a focus on industry-leading component quality and service, we have produced thousands of tabletop game titles for clients around the world.

Our clients range from award winning publishers to independent game designers. From simple card games to elaborate board games, Panda turns concepts into reality. Making high quality games is our passion!

Panda headquarters is located in Vancouver, Canada and our manufacturing base is located in Shenzhen, China. We also have team members working remotely from their home offices in the USA, Canada, and Germany.

 

Job Description

Panda is currently seeking a full-time Prepress Specialist who will be responsible for working closely with our clients and their graphic designers to help get their project files ready for print. The position will also involve collaborating with our Shenzhen-based production team to standardize prepress processes.  

The Prepress Specialist position encompasses the following areas of responsibility:

1. Prepress File Management/Design Verification

  • Checking all incoming art files to ensure that they match our print criteria
  • Creating detailed prepress reports for publishers and their graphic designers/layout team about required revisions and inconsistencies between contract details and files provided
  • Educating clients on Panda’s file requirements so that final print results look sharp and professional
  • Interfacing with clients via Skype or Google Hangouts to provide real-time support
  • Working with our overseas prepress team to create digital proofs and hard copy proofs for the clients to approve
  • Assisting Panda project managers to ensure that projects move quickly and smoothly through the pre-production phase of manufacturing
  • Assisting Panda account managers to provide an experienced print reference source to help create more accurate quoting

2. Initiatives

  • Assist with Panda’s development of prepress systems and materials
  • Collaboration and input on new Panda prepress related initiatives
  • Train and communicate Panda design guidelines to new prepress staff in China
  • Work on various marketing-related initiatives
  • Participate in or lead seminars at conventions related to the prepress process 

 

Attributes and Experience

Our team consists of a fun and dynamic group of gaming enthusiasts who care about delivering a great experience and product to customers. We are looking for a team player that shares our company vision to create beautiful games and make a positive impact in this fun and exciting industry!

As we are a fast growing company with changing needs, our ideal candidate has a track record of success while working independently, has good industry knowledge, is extremely responsive, and is adaptable with a forward thinking mindset. A university/college degree or equivalent work experience is strongly preferred. This is primarily a work-from-home role with some travel required. A quiet and professional home office environment is mandatory.

In addition, an ideal candidate will have many of the following attributes:

  • Deep and sincere passion for the tabletop games industry
  • Excellent communication and follow up skills (especially by email, Skype)
  • Ability to manage high email and project volume
  • Natural relationship builder and energetic team player with high social intelligence
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, resourceful, and detail oriented
  • Technologically savvy
  • Flexible with work hours
  • Experience as a graphic designer or layout specialist
  • Tabletop game industry experience
  • Remote work experience
  • High level of expertise in select Adobe Creative Cloud software, (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and especially Acrobat Pro) 

 

Benefits of Working at Panda

  • Fun and dynamic industry: If you are a tabletop gamer, you will definitely appreciate the excitement, friendliness and innovation of our industry
  • Remote Work: Flexible working hours and the ability to work from virtually anywhere!
  • Open and Flat Management Structure: As much as we are a fast-growing and dynamic company, Panda is also a family business with a very welcoming and supportive culture
  • Training Camp in Vancouver, Canada to kick off your journey with Panda!
  • Games Allowance: We provide an allowance for game purchases! This can be used for ANY tabletop game - not just games made by Panda! 
  • Productivity Allowance: We provide a budget for new computer or mobile device purchases, home office upgrades, or even co-working space memberships
  • Health Coverage Benefits for US and Canadian Employees
  • Flexible Vacation Benefits: 10 to 12 Flex Days off (or 20 to 24 part time days off) per year + 5 days off for Chinese New Year + 5 single days off (1 each quarter & Dec 26) + National statutory holidays honored

 

Position Details

Job Location: Work remotely (from home office), with occasional business travel

Start date: Training camp in Vancouver, Canada to start in May 2018

 

Application Procedure

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume through our online application system.  Please also provide the URL for your Video Submission (instructions below) and answer the questions in the online application.

Video Submission Instructions:

As Panda operates with a remote team, we utilize communication tools such as Skype, Google Hangouts, and Slack on a daily basis to keep in touch with colleagues and clients. In the spirit of this, we ask that you submit a 3 minute video of yourself in your remote work space addressing the following 4 points:

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you want to work at Panda
  2. What makes you a great fit for the role?
  3. Tell us about the tools you would utilize and routines you would establish to make yourself effective in a remote work setting
  4. What do you see as the benefits and challenges to remote work?

Please upload your video to vimeo.com, password-protect the video using “pandagm” as the password, and provide the video URL in the last question of our questionnaire.

We have a comprehensive recruiting process that involves four rounds. We believe in long-term partnerships, and our recruiting process is designed with the intention of ensuring a good fit both ways - so that we can determine if you would be a good fit for the role, and also to give you ample opportunity to learn about Panda, our team, and our culture to ensure that the role is a good fit for you.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

For more information on Panda Game Manufacturing, please visit www.pandagm.com

For questions about this job posting, please email jobs@pandagm.com

 

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

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    $42,000 USD or $50,000 CAD or €40,000 Annual Salary
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