Press Operator

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bristol, TN   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on June 3, 2024
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The Bristol Herald Courier is seeking a press operator to join our team. Our press operator is a vital role in the production of our and other newspapers and various other print products. A press operator will be required to operate and maintain press components and controls, quickly grasp a thorough understanding of every component in the Pressroom, maintain a commitment to quality and work within a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

- Read and interpret layouts

- Set black and color inks to assigned density standards

- Monitor quality of products in real time

- Inspect rolls of newsprint for damage, load rolls and adjust controls in accordance with layout and production demands.

- Place and install plates

- Keep the press and Pressroom clean

Necessary Knowledge and Experience

- Basic PC Skills

- Experience in a Production or Mechanical environment

- High School diploma or equivalent

- Experience in the printing industry preferred


Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.