The Charlotte Observer   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on September 14, 2023
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McClatchy is searching for a flexible, adaptable press room operator who can perform a variety of manual labor tasks in its Charlotte-based reel room, press rooms, and mailroom.

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintains reels, ensuring reels are loaded properly and paper is not damaged during loads.
  • Removes cores from the reels, Inspects rolls for defects.
  • Webbing the press, learn press leads.
  • Responds quickly and accurately to web breaks.
  • Assists with press setup.
  • Reviews paper pages for print accuracy at press start-ups.
  • Accurately hangs plates on press.
  • Evaluates Ink and water balance to achieve the highest quality
  • Ability to read a print layout.
  • Knowledge of offset printing
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing work priorities.
  • Must demonstrate regular and reliable attendance. Overtime may be required.
  • Follows as safety and security policies and procedures.
  • Must have reliable transportation
Must be willing to work nights/holidays and weekends.

What you'll bring: 
  • Experience in reel room, color and folder operations
  • Background in maintenance, mail room work or related areas
What we'll bring: 

As a McClatchy employee, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on well-being and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends. 

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit  

About McClatchy: 
Our impact is growing every day. We have 30 growing news markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger.

As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of an exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth — a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.


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