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Press Operator 

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location The Republican Eagle  
City, State Red Wing, MN  
Close Date 5/31/2020  

RiverTowns MultiMedia/The Republican Eagle is looking for a full time Press Operator to operate and maintain Man Roland offset printing press.


  • Maintain operational condition of CTP platesetters, plate processors following manufacturer’s maintenance schedules.
  • Prepare edition plans. Compose and send newspaper and commercial editions to imagers.
  • Operate forklift to load newsprint in reel room.
  • Make paster patterns on reels.
  • Set ink and water and clean ink fountains.
  • Operate densitometer.
  • Learn color registration.
  • Lead web and set rollers, plate press, cleanup blankets and rollers.
  • Responsible for general maintenance and housekeeping of press and reel rooms.
  • Abide by all OSHA regulations and other established company safety policies.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Physical presence at company workplace required.
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous printing or pressroom experience preferred.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.


RiverTown Multimedia -- four newspapers and a single, robust website -- covers communities in the beautiful bluff region of the Hiawatha Valley. Just east of the Twin Cities, we call Wisconsin and Minnesota home. Trails and woods, the best sailing on the Mississippi River, live arts venues and a hometown feel. That's RiverTown. We are a committed, collaborative team. Come join us!

About the Organization At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks:

Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people:

Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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