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Advocate Printing & Publishing offers a unique opportunity for people looking for a challenging career within the scenic setting of a beautiful Nova Scotia seaside town. If this appeals to you, then we would like to hear from you. Strong customer service, cutting edge technologies and a full group of in-house production services are fueling our growth. We are currently in need of full-time team members for several of our divisions.

COME GROW WITH US!
Advocate Printing is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive compensation and benefits.

 

Pre-Press Graphic Designer

 

Location: Pictou

 

Advocate Printing & Publishing has an excellent career opportunity for a pre-press graphic designer who will add value and improve customer products and satisfaction by creating, developing and enhancing graphic design and layouts while cost effectively processing electronic, print, signage and trade show products through to production.

Advocate Printing & Publishing is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value, Advocate understands that people really do make a difference. The Advocate advantage for printing, design, signs and banners, pre-media, photography, digital and on-line product solutions and exceptional customer service ensures delivery of communication products that stand out in meaningful ways, valued by customer growth and business success.

Reporting to the Team Leader, the pre-press graphic designer will collaborate with pre-media, creative design, customer service representatives, sales staff, clients and production related departments.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Create, develop and enhance pre-press design of products and layouts for a variety of products, i.e., business cards, magazines, banners, flyers, internet sites, trade show booths etc.
  • Liaise with clients and/or customer service representatives to help design and create efficient and cost effective customer product files.
  • Design and manipulate multi-layered product files sourcing correct and cost effective software products.
  • Manipulate customer supplied files to ensure proper platform for printing from appropriate equipment.
  • Ensure all products met production deadlines within customer timelines.
  • Retrieve previous customer back-up files as required.
  • Convert all product files for the web to the appropriate software programs.
  • Troubleshoot to define page layouts, enabling folds, bleed and trims to meet print related requirements.
  • Email or F.T.P. print ready files to outside printing sources as required.
  • Perform scanning, close cropping and color correction for products as required.
  • Work with and maintain up-to-date industry knowledge of digital copiers and related processing equipment.
  • Help define and communicate workflow process improvements.
  • Provide back-up support to other team members as required and complete other general duties as assigned.
  • Comply with and ensure self and co-worker safety while working within Company Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
  • Ensure all products meet Advocate’s Quality Assurance Standards.
  • A character that exemplifies company values including integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement and mutual respect.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Graphic design diploma or degree and 2 to 3 years pre-press experience within the print industry or equivalent working experience.
  • Experience working with Kodak Prinergy Workflow an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong working knowledge of graphic design and pre-media processes and procedures.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to select cost effective equipment processes.
  • Can work with InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quarkxpress Acrobat and Pitstop, as well as CorelDraw, PageMaker, FreeHand, MS Publisher, MS Suite of Office Products etc.
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with Mac and PC platforms and print related software programs.
  • Hands-on experience working with digital copiers i.e., Xerox, Canon, Konika, Xerox DC40, etc.

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On-Line Specialist – Digital Marketing

 

Location: Pictou

 

Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity to help execute appealing web images through digital, electronic and print media? Advocate Printing & Publishing has an excellent opportunity for a digital on-line specialist who will help create, maintain and deliver compelling digital marketing platforms for web/on-line business to business and business to customer solutions.

Advocate Printing & Publishing is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value, Advocate understands that people really do make a difference. The Advocate advantage for printing, design, signs and banners, pre-media, photography, digital and on-line product solutions and exceptional customer service ensures delivery of communication products that stand out in meaningful ways, valued by customer growth and business success.

Reporting to the Manager this position will work with the digital marketing team and collaborate with internal design, sales, pre-media and photography teams. Externally the successful candidate will collaborate with clients and contract providers.

 

Job Responsibilities


• Help develop and implement on-line digital store front design layout and functionality
• Maintain a comprehensive plan for on-line media and print merchandising/marketing
• Ensure the site is regularly refreshed and engaging for customers
• Manage requests for imagery and content

• Work in partnership with local teams to optimize selling and execution of compelling on-line marketing, offers and product launches.
• Tailor on-line digital marketing client plans for new product launches
• Execute digital updates and enhancements
• Use digital systems to make updates and enhancements to store fronts
• Work with design and pre-media teams to enhance products post-launch and utilize new site features
• Update banners and featured products on homepage, category pages and offers pages
• Update product detail page content to highlight new product features, offers and information
• Maintain list pages for top selling and new products
• Use a data-driven approach to monitor sales and customer satisfaction
• Monitor conversion funnel performance through the sites to identify opportunities for improvement
• Review data to drive cross-sell execution
• Work with survey data and client feedback to improve product messaging and discoverability
• Share best practices with team and clients

•Create flipbooks and digitally enhanced print products

Qualifications and Requirements


• An understanding of online digital merchandising and marketing, both current and emerging, with the ability to translate digital marketing needs into program execution
• Very good communication and interpersonal skills
• Experience working in a sales-driven business, preferably in print and/or media
• Experience working with digital merchandising/marketing platforms. Digital Commerce is an asset
• Strong computer skills, including a basic knowledge of HTML, InDesign, CMS, Photoshop, Excel and Flash
• Quantitative skills with experience working with web analytics, sales data and analysis
• Experience working in a ecommerce web environment
• Ability to work independently and also collaborate within team environment

• Ability to learn new skills and adapt to change
• Work within company health and safety standards
• Self-starter and a proactive problem solver with a drive to achieve results
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Degree, diplomaor equivalent experience.
• A character that exemplifies company values including integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, continual self-improvement, and mutual respect

 

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Jean McLean/ Manager, Human Resources
Advocate Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. | 181 Brown's Point Road l Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
Phone Direct Line 902-485-7317 l Cell 902-396-7767
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Sales Solutions Specialist
 
Location: Halifax
 
 
Are you searching for an exceptional career opportunity selling integrated communication solutions?
 
Advocate Printing & Publishing, located in Pictou, Nova Scotia is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. The company is very excited to be recruiting a Sales Solutions Specialist who will sell integrated solutions and services supporting Digital, Print, Signage, Print Commerce, Design, Video, Photography, Creative and various new and exciting communication solutions. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value; Advocate understands that people really do make a difference.
 
Qualifications and Requirements
 
  • Industry related experience selling print, digital, signage, print commerce, creative design, photography and video solutions is ideal.
  • 5 to 7 years sales experience with proven cold calling and/or business account development experience.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with very strong presentation and technical skills.
  • Strong relationship development skills and ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment.
  • Post-Secondary education and/or equivalent working experience.
  • Strong ability to develop and present effective presentations.
  • Effective consultation skills to identify clear statements of customer requirements and related development effort.
  • Strong ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Strong written/oral communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and proactive problem solving skills with high attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects is essential.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of print and digital production solutions.
 
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Digital Solutions Specialist

Location: Halifax

Advocate Printing & Publishing, located in Pictou, Nova Scotia is the largest privately owned printing and publishing company in Atlantic Canada. Committed to growth, continuous improvement and exceptional customer value, Advocate understands that people really do make a difference. The company is very excited to be recruiting a Digital Solutions Specialist who will sell our integrated solutions and services supporting Digital Print, Signage, PrintCommerce, Design, Video, Photography, Creative and various new and exciting communication solutions.

Reporting to the Director this position will work with, collaborate, project manage and consult with internal and external customers directly. Developing and supporting digital operations business opportunities this position will liaise with various business, institutional and community leaders, maintaining excellent relationships.



Job Responsibilities

Provide solution consulting for new and existing customers for all digital products through Advocate Digital Solutions Group.

Introduce updated or new products.

Assist existing customers with digital solution requests as needed.

Work closely with sales and estimating team members to prepare proposals and statement of work documents for prospective customers, including technical specifications, software applications, budgets and timelines.

Direct sales of advanced solutions to create larger sales opportunities.

Support the sales team by assisting in managing the digital requests in relation to DAM, Signage, Commerce, etc.

Provide digital application demonstrations to prospective companies in collaboration with sales team members.

Work with Digital Solutions Managers to create and execute email campaigns.

Assist in generating monthly/quarterly reports on usage and sales.

Assist in reporting on institutional accounts.

Prepare and present digital presentations to mixed technical and business audience.

Participate in sales and business reviews developing and reporting Win/Lost analysis and product portfolio recommendations.

Participate at trade shows, conferences and customer sponsored product opportunities as required.

Ensure all work complies with company policies, procedures and practices.

Ensure safety processes and procedures are followed and all work is carried out within Company Occupational Health and Safety Standards.


Qualifications and Requirements

Industry related experience in digital sales/customer support experience from the print or imaging industry with a demonstrated track record of success in sales.

Highly motivated self-starter with very strong presentation and technical skills.

Strong relationship development skills and ability to work effectively within a collaborative environment.

High comfort level with online software systems and/or technology.

Post-Secondary education and/or equivalent working experience.

Strong ability to develop and present effective presentations.

Effective consultation skills to identify clear statements of customer requirements and related development effort required.

Strong ability to work independently and efficiently to meet deadlines.

Strong organization skills.

Strong written/oral communication skills.

Excellent analytical and proactive problem solving skills with high attention to detail.

Ability to manage multiple projects is essential.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Advanced knowledge in digital production applications.

Bilingual in English and French would be an asset.


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Jean McLean
Human Resources Manager
902-485-7317
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