Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We (The Island Packet) are currently looking to fill the night shift Pre-Press Assistant position. Since I've had limited success going through the traditional channels with some of my past hires, I thought I'd turn to folks who know me already and might know someone who they think would be interested in the position and be a strong candidate.
The shift is from 3:30PM - 12:30AM, Monday through Friday. Stop reading now if you don't know anyone willing to work nights….
Still with me? Ok then…the night shift Pre-Press Assistant position needs to be a jack-of-all-trades - in short, me at night. The main responsibility is outputting the plates for the next day's paper and whatever commercial jobs are due, however the position is also responsible for the care and feeding of our AGFA computer-to-plate machines (it's not overly manual, but a potential hire does need to know how to use an allen wrench when needed, and there is a fair amount of cleaning involved), dummying several different sections, creating our comic pages. etc. The ideal candidate would have a background in Graphic Design and ability to learn quickly.
While we put as many procedures and safeguards in place to try to avoid them, problems can and do occur (human error or otherwise) and I am looking for a person who can deal with them without having to call me in the middle of the night. I need someone who can be shown how to fix a problem and remember that fix even if the problem doesn't happen again for another six months. Someone who can be trained on the half-dozen computer programs we use to get the paper out the door and be an expert in them shortly thereafter. Someone who can work well on their own and find things to do around the department during the occasional down time. Most importantly, someone I can count on! This position is unique in that it has it's hands into almost every aspect of the production process for the Newspaper - it's a big job and I'm looking for someone special to do it!
If you know anyone who might be a good fit, please have them contact me through any of the various means there are to contact me. Thanks in advance!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Becoming the same age your Father was when he died is a surreal experience as it is, but I've been dealing with his loss quite a bit since my son as been born. That's a topic for another post, but suffice it to say I will be glad to turn 35 more than most I imagine. Today was a great day as I spent it with my family, watching Macias have fun on the beach with his Grandparents and the cool ocean breeze whipping through Anara's still very whispy hair in whatever shade we could find. I wish he could have been there to celebrate it with me - I know he would simply adore his grandchildren and they him.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
|Who is that?|
|A very proud Papa...|
Friday, February 10, 2012
|Me and the first Bonner girl born since 1903.|
|Nanny making her Granddaughter yawn.|
|Eyes open! At least for a moment...|
|Anara day 2....|
|Macias day 2 - if I wasn't there for both, I'd say separated at birth!|