Bayard Canada
Work From Home / Remote, AP

Production Assistant (Print)

Do you have a passion for publishing books and magazines? Are you looking to develop your skills within a dynamic and fast-paced team? If so, an exciting opportunity as a full-time production assistant is available at Bayard Canada, one of Canada’s leading communication companies.

Job title: Production assistant

Who we are:

Bayard Canada is a leading publisher of youth, religious and senior magazines, and books in Canada, reaching millions of readers each year. Bayard sees the printed world as a unifier that encourages children and adolescents to explore and discover the world around them, and which helps adults better understand our changing world. Bayard Canada publishes in English and French, building communities of readers across the country, with a mission to spark imagination and reflection.

Principle responsibilities:

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 emphasis on liaising with third party service providers to ensure quality production of printed material, as well as file and asset management for cross media distribution.

Core duties and responsibilities :

  • Preflighting, output and external transmission of final design 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
  • Work with Director of Production and editorial, design and marketing staff to develop work-back schedules.
  • File trafficking via FTP, WeTransfer, Drobox, as necessary
  • Quoting of print jobs, purchase ordering, coordinating product delivery and processing of job invoices
  • Serve as backup to other members of the Production team and other duties, as assigned.
  • Maintaining consistent workflow and application settings among internal design staff and freelance designers
  • Developing work-back schedule and working closely with vendors to ensure on-time delivery of print jobs.

Requirement/skills required

  • 1-2 years experience in the book and/or magazine publishing industry
  • Great technical 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)

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 recrutement 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 resume with a cover letter to with subject line “product assistant”.

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






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Additional Details

Category: Magazine
Bayard Canada
1 Eglinton Av. E
Work From Home / Remote, AP,
Posted: Aug 02, 2023
Deadline: OPEN
Type: Full-time
Experience: Entry Level

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