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Typesetter/DTP Operator

Remuneration:Negotiable depending on experience 
Location:Johannesburg, Fourways
Education level:Diploma
Job level:Mid/Senior
Own transport required:Yes
Company:Greymatter & Finch

Job description

The Typesetter/DTP operator reports to the Traffic Manager and is responsible for the accurate typesetting of all financial print and digital mediums, a product of exceptional quality and within the negotiated timelines.

Should you wish to apply for the Typesetting position at Greymatter & Finch, please provide us with a one pager answering the below questions.

Send through your submission, in either English or Afrikaans, to the email address provided. Should we consider your application, we will request a CV and any additional information we may require.
  • Why do you want to work at Greymatter & Finch?
  • Why should Greymatter & Finch employ you as opposed to another applicant?
  • How will you add value to the company?
  • If you were recruiting yourself, what would you measure yourself on?
  • What do you consider to be the five most important tasks when setting up a file in InDesign?
  • How would you go about checking your own typeset document?

Company Description

GMF is a stakeholder communications company specialising in financial, integrated and sustainability reporting for public, private and listed companies. We provide services in South Africa and Namibia.

We offer an end-to-end stakeholder communications service, and develop and deliver content and communication solutions to client-specific needs.

We use our intellectual capital to assist clients to progressively improve their external reporting and communication strategies.

We partner with our clients to provide efficient and cost-effective content and project delivery.


Key performance areas:

Customer focus
  • Keep the Traffic Manager and Project Manager informed of progress continuously, during project;
  • Provide an accurately typeset document of exceptional quality; and
  • The role requires the employee to find solutions to potential work-related problems and communicating these proactively to the Traffic Manager;
Workflow process
  • Accuracy of style sheets applied;
  • Correct interpretation of the design into the typeset document in conjunction with designer;
  • The accurate inclusion of content into the typeset document;
  • Ensure all authors corrections are implemented correctly;
  • Checking of own house corrections on all work;
  • Typeset no less than three pages per hour;
  • Accurate plotting of graphs;
  • Spell checks done on regular intervals; and
  • Following the correct systems, procedures according to the workflow process on all projects;
  • Providing direction and support to internal production team;
  • Collaborating with internal teams to deliver seamless integrated, quality products to our clients.
  • This includes internal meetings as required by the workflow process.
Finance and Admin
  • Accurate daily recording of time with details worked on projects; and
  • Ensuring that house corrections are always kept below 10% of the actual hours spent on the job;
Company values
  • Support company strategy, culture and values;
  • Implementation of company initiatives; and
  • Performing ad hoc duties as and when required by Traffic Manager.
Essential key competencies:
  • Comply with company policy and procedures.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Organisation and planning.
  • Communication – verbal and written.
  • Customer focus.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Teamwork.
  • Adaptability.
  • Problem solving and Innovation.
  • Responsibility and accountability.
Qualifications and specifications:
  • Ideal candidates will have a Grade 12 certificate and a relevant Graphic design degree or Typography diploma;
  • Three to five years' experience gained in a similar position as a DTP operator/typesetter is required;
  • Previous experience gained in an advertising or marketing agency, or alternatively within a large corporate environment is a requirement;
  • Experience typesetting annual reports will be an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of printing and production processes is a requirement;
  • Finished Art experience would be an advantage;
  • Ideal candidate would be a person with high energy levels and a commitment to making a difference;
  • Ideal candidate will be proficient in English;
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines;
  • Be flexible and able to adapt quickly to new creative briefs;
  • Computer literate: Advanced level: Windows Word, Excel and Outlook and MAC, Adobe CS5, InDesign and Illustrator are required;
  • Photoshop and PowerPoint would be an advantage;
  • Previous experience working with Chase would be an advantage;
  • Able to work after hours will be required;
  • Ability to work on-site at a client is required; and
  • Own transport.
The job profile and key performance areas of this position is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and may from time to time be amended according to the company’s operational requirements.

Posted on 15 Mar 12:16

Giselle Harley

087 354 0536
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