Pre-Media Specialist 

For more than 75 years, Highlights for Children has been at the forefront of children education with our coined term, Fun with a Purpose! We believe Children are the World’s Most Important People. We help children become their best selves by publishing content and creating experiences that engage, delight, and foster joyful learning. 

Position Summary:

The Pre-Media Specialist is responsible for all functions related to the preparation of digital content for multimedia use. These services include color management, design and page layout, final file creation, pre-flight and QC. This position partners in the product development process, supporting Editorial, Design and Managing Editorial. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop product, combining creative art and technology, utilizing industry-standard software.
  • Verify the accuracy of all files associated with the creation of final product, confirming all required specifications have been satisfied.
  • Provide design and page layout support as required. 
  • Pre-flight files for multimedia end-use.
  • Ensure the integrity of source files for archive and re-use. 
  • Track schedules for assigned projects and maintain deadlines.
  • Assist with training and technical support as required.
  • Review pre-production proofs and post-production samples as part of the QC process.
  • Participate in training on new tools and techniques to remain current with industry standards.
  • Research and recommend workflow improvements.
  • Document procedures and update changes. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Education and Experience:

Bachelors’ Degree, with a minimum of 3-5 years working experience preparing files for print production. 

Publishing production experience is a plus.


  • Solid working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Extensive knowledge of the printing process.
  • Possess strong troubleshooting, research, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to create templates and set up of character and paragraph styles.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible in rapidly changing situations.
  • Solid organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy while working efficiently.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Team player, with the desire to actively participate in the Company initiatives, as they apply.

Pay Range:

The typical pay range for this role is:

Paygrade: N13

Minimum – Maximum

$18.40 – $27.62 per hour

Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls.  The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location, experience, and equity within the organization.

What Highlights Can Offer You:

  • Free Fridays and Meeting-Free Zone
  • Parental Leave of Absence
  • Growing Family Benefits
  • Care & Compassion Benefit
  • Highlight Helps
  • 401K Match Program, 100% Vested Immediately
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • EAP Program
  • Calm – Mental Health Fitness
  • Volunteer Time Off