Production Associate
McGraw Hill Financial - Washington, DC

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Platts is currently seeking a Production Associate to manage the timely and accurate production of newsletters from layout to post-production. The hours for this position are Monday-Friday from 12pm-8pm.

Newsletter production and design

Layout daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly newsletters using Adobe InDesign working closely with editor(s)

Create relevant tables, graphics for newsletters using Adobe Illustrator

Create printer and email ready files using Adobe Acrobat

Assist with updating relevant publication templates

Troubleshooting layout problems

Web and Fulfillment checks

Posts relevant electronic files to third-party vendors, distribution outlets and printers

Confirms delivery of files with third parties

Confirms delivery of files with Fulfillment department

Checks Platts websites to confirm upload of relevant files

Assures the full contents of each publication is posted in the correct manner

Ad placement

Ensures accurate placement of paid ads

Checks ad links with SMS team

Ensures accurate placement of house ads


Keeps "How To" documents up to date on a timely basis

Other tasks

Liaises with editorial, marketing, or sales, to organize and create collateral when necessary

Works with Data Management to ensure that newsletter content has proper licensing agreements

Layout of non-deadline driven special reports, white papers, methodologies where appropriate


Education: Graduate in relevant field such as graphic design, communications, journalism, or extensive experience working in publishing industry.

Software skills: Expert user of desktop publishing and design tools; Adobe InDesign, Abode Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS Excel. Expert user of inhouse tech: PEN and CKEditor (Training will be given)

Time management: Manages time efficiently to effectively coordinate multiple tasks in a high-stress journalism atmosphere. Ability to prioritize jobs and requests

Open personality: must be able to work quickly and effectively in a high-stress newsroom. Must be personable and have an aptitude for working with a variety of people with varying degrees of needs. Requires ability to work in a team environment and handle many conflicting priorities simultaneously. Daily deadline experience a plus.


Regular full-time employees of The McGraw-Hill Companies routinely receive the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution

401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program

Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

About the Company



, the world’s leading energy information provider, traders, risk managers, analysts, and industry leaders will depend on you to help them make better trading and investment decisions in the all-important energy markets. Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts. We have a highly diverse workforce, a global perspective, and a “business casual” culture. Platts is a division of McGraw-Hill Financial.

The McGraw-Hill Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.



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