Production Manager

Job Location

Reston, VA

On-Site

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Type of Job

Full-Time

Salary

$65,000 to $75,000

Published Date

Jun 23, 2022

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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America's largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state/territorial affiliates and nearly seven million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, etc. The mission of the Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure that wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. The Federation believes that in order to save wildlife and ourselves, we need to ensure that all Americans have access to clean air and water, safe communities, easy and equitable access to nature, and protection from the ravages of climate change. These basic needs, equally necessary and urgent for all people, are foundational to bringing the conservation movement and ethos into the 21st century.

 

Through its award-winning Ranger Rick children’s publications, the National Wildlife Federation has connected children and youth with nature for decades, helping parents and educators find new ways to engage kids outside. Our children’s publication team has an exciting opportunity to support the production of our magazines! We’re looking for a hands-on Production Manager who will be accountable for the production scheduling, manufacturing (i.e., prepress, printing, bindery, and addressing), paper purchasing, quality control, and distribution of all NWF magazine titles, catalogs and Book Clubs, as well as assisting in the promotional and retention production efforts and other special projects.

 

Core Work:

 

  • Manage the prepress and press production process, schedules and mail dates for all NWF titles.
  • Create production budgets, track expenses and perform routine expense reprojections.
  • Responsible for bidding, negotiating, and selecting vendors for printing, prepress, and paper for the NWF magazines, Catalog and Book Clubs.
  • Participate in proofing and color correction cycles
  • Responsible for maintaining organization knowledge of postal trends and opportunities for savings through co-mailing, manufacturing configuration, production specifications, and special USPS promotions.
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and implementation.
  • Responsible for preparing all Publisher’s Statements and supplying audit documents for every issue for the audit titles for the six month reporting cycle.
  • Contract negotiation and vendor management

 

Preferred Expertise:

 

  • Extensive experience managing prepress and printing process
  • Budget creation and P&L management experience
  • Strong contract negotiation and vendor management
  • Experience in paper, print purchasing
  • Computer proficiency in a Windows environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

 

NWF Values:

 

Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:

 

  • Being motivated by values of equity and responsibility to those most marginalized;
  • Consistently bringing a high level of empathy and social skills to work and interpersonal interactions;
  • Being committed to deepening an environmental justice approach in policy priorities, program development and partner engagement;
  • Actively seeks feedback, direction, and guidance from all team members and keeps staff informed of decisions that impact them;
  • Being dedicated to advancing NWF’s internal equity transformation and compelling partners and allies to incorporate equity into their work; and
  • Passion for and commitment to NWF's mission

 

Travel Requirements:

 

There may be some travel (approx. 5%) involved in this role, in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits:

 

 

The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $75,000. annually, depending upon qualifications and experience.

 

We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits in 2021! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.

 

We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:

 

  • Paid time off: Vacation that starts off at three weeks accrual, unlimited wellbeing (this time can be used for physical, spiritual, emotional, cultural, religious or financial wellbeing for yourself, a partner, or family member – including pets), 10 holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • We close down for a paid winter break between December 25 to January 1 to recognize end of-year stress, and time for reflection, rejuvenation, and spending time with family.
  • Up to 16 weeks of fully paid Family and Medical Leave
  • Low-cost health, dental, and vision insurance options – all outpatient mental health is covered at in-network rates
  • Therapist available at no cost
  • Pet insurance and discount perk program
  • Annual wellbeing allowance

 

In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:

 

  • Retirement plan with immediate match and vesting
  • Annual year end retirement contribution
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Adoption and Surrogacy assistance
  • Pet adoption stipend
  • Student Loan management

 

Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.

 

COVID Consideration:

 

The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Because the health of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we conduct our hiring process virtually via phone or video until further notice. We are currently starting our positions as remote, and are continuing to explore what our future of work will be moving forward. Proof of vaccination will be required to join the National Wildlife Federation.

 

Application:

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.

 

We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity.

 

We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

 

Please let us know if you require accommodations during the application or interview process by reaching us at hrhelp@nwf.org or 703-438-6244.

 

If selected for this position, a background check will be conducted.