15 days old

Press Assistant

Durham, NC 27701

BUILD your career with an organization that is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing more than 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.

LIVE your passion through a culture that actively supports community involvement and delivers hope to missing children and their families across the nation through its signature Have You Seen Me? Program.

CREATE our future by integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, to precisely target our clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.

We are intelligent media delivery.

Valassis is a leader in intelligent media delivery, providing over 58,000 clients with innovative media solutions to influence consumers wherever they plan, shop, buy and share.  By integrating online and offline data combined with powerful insights, Valassis precisely targets its clients' most valuable shoppers, offering unparalleled reach and scale.  NCH Marketing Services, Inc. and Clipper Magazine are Valassis subsidiaries, and RetailMeNot Everyday is its consumer brand.  Its signature Have You Seen Me? program delivers hope to missing children and their families.  Valassis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings.

Come flourish with Valassis Manufacturing!

  • Thrive in an environment of mutual accountability where multi-skilled employees and collaborative teams participate in planning, organizing and executing a daily business plan.
  • Join an operations team that exceeds client expectations by enhancing print capabilities, digital offers, and customer service.
  • Work with complex technologies from industry leading equipment and international suppliers that specialize in digital printing, manufacturing automation and IT systems.
  • Develop your technical skills through in-depth training and certification processes.
  • Explore your passion working with advanced, robotics equipment.
  • Dive into a dynamic business environment with a sophisticated manufacturing process that delivers relevant marketing campaigns and solutions to help our partners, clients and customers grow their business.


  • Take charge of your future with our generous 401K savings plan with company match, which is vested from day one.
  • Participate in our company wide well-being program that also serves to lower your annual health insurance premiums.
  • Explore new education opportunities with our Tuition Reimbursement Plan which covers up to $5,250.
  • We offer work-life flexibility, meeting personal obligations along with professional success.

Press Assistant position located in Durham, NC

This is a 12 hour rotating work schedule.

Position Description

  • Maintains proper market identification, checking mastheads, skid tickets and layouts.
  • Maintains proper counts throughout the press runs.
  • Operates and maintains the robotic equipment.
  • Operates and maintains the stacker machines.
  • Stacks signatures and maintains overall quality of skids.
  • Identifies and reports any noticeable print defects to the Head Press Operator, Press Operator, or Supervisor.
  • Monitors product waste and coordinates paper waste removal in the pressroom.
  • Completes all work assignments during make-readies and other press downtime situations.
  • Assists with the webbing up of the printing press.
  • Keeps presses stocked with needed supplies.
  • Assists with the removal of waste ink, used printing plates, press side garbage, skids, slip sheets and plastic packaging.
  • Assists with changing slip-sheets at the printing units.
  • Assists with manual signature stacking when needed.
  • Assists with cleaning press water systems and changing filters.
  • Performs the Press Operator responsibilities when needed.
  • Completes preventive maintenance assignments and initiates work orders.
  • Develops job skills and equipment knowledge necessary for level advancement.

Required Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Ability to complete routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively within and outside of the department. 
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Knowledge of computer software.
  • Good mechanical ability. 
  • Must be able to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. 
  • Must not be afraid to get dirty due to heavy clean-up. 
  • Desire to learn and progress through training levels. 
  • Must work a 12-hour rotating shift with overtime requirements.

Valassis is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process by contacting our Recruiting Coordinator, Laurel Kay Reddish at  813 749-5003.

EEO is the law. To review your rights under Equal Employment Opportunity please visit: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


Posted: 2020-09-03 Expires: 2020-10-03

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