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Job function
Production director or top production executive
  (i.e., may be called VP of production; negotiates printing contracts and other vendor relationships; establishes production schedules; oversees one or more production managers; is responsible for technical matters, internal production coordination and quality control)
Production manager
  (i.e., directly responsible for daily production operations on one or more titles, including publication page make-up, quality control and maintenance of production schedules; is liaison with printing plant and service bureaus; may also oversee traffic of advertising and editorial materials)
Art director
  (i.e., oversees the execution of all editorial art and design work for a magazine; oversees art department; also responsible for assigning photography and illustration)


Organizational revenue


Years of experience in the publishing industry


Number of employees you directly supervise


Hours you work in a typical week