Granite Printing is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sales Driven Publisher Needed in Growing Central Texas Community


Date Posted: May 18, 2020

Type: Full Time

Salary: Negotiable

Function: Management



A Texas owned Community Newspaper Group, Granite Publications is seeking qualified candidates for an immediate opening as Publisher at one of our weekly newspapers in Texas.


We are seeking a hands-on, proven leader who is prepared to drive revenue production through personal involvement in sales while overseeing a top-quality editorial product. The ideal candidate will have an advertising background as well as a proven track record of achieving revenue and profitability growth.


Candidates should have three to five years of general newspaper management experience, including profit and loss responsibility, and experience developing budgets and long-term plans. This is a selling publisher, and the candidate chosen will be expected to lead the sales effort personally by managing an active account list and ensuring revenue goals are met. If you've got a passion for producing community journalism at its finest, both in print and online, send us your resume.


This position offers a competitive performance-based compensation plan including base salary and profitability bonuses. Benefits include medical insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, as well as vacation and sick/personal leave.


Desired Skills & Job Duties:

  • Strong sales and marketing experience

  • Strong understanding of editorial production

  • Ability to ensure that overall production process runs smoothly

  • Ability to ensure that publications are printed on deadline

  • Recruiting staff personnel

  • Liaising with the advertising and production departments

  • Excellent grammar and spelling skills

  • An eye for detail and accuracy in their work

  • Imagination and good visual sense

  • Good IT skills, including knowledge of word processing and design programs

  • Leadership skills and the ability to be diplomatic and fair


If you're interested, please respond immediately with your resume to Daniel.Philhower@granitepublications.com

Printing Press Operator

Granite Printing, a commercial web offset press operation serving a large number of community newspapers, is looking for a Machine Operator/Commercial Printing Press Operator for our operations facility located in Taylor.

Location: Taylor, TX - Granite Printing Facility

Type: Full-Time

Experience: Mid-Level

Function: Press Production

Compensation: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour


The ideal candidates will assist the Press Foreman/Machine Operator on four machines: inserter, Goss Community Printing Press, stitch and trimmer, and digital plate imagery. Training will be provided on each machine but general experience of mechanics and willingness to learn will be greatly desired.

Taylor is a small town in Eastern Williamson County noted for its place in Texas history as well as its participation in the Central Texas movie industry. Though we're just 30 minutes from downtown Austin, the cost of living is low and the school district has won accolades for its progressive approach to education.



  • 3 years of Machine Operator experience preferred


  • Load printed inserts into machinery

  • Assist in operating the printing press

  • Layout and some design of plate imaging software

  • Must be ready and able to work rotating schedule

  • Work effectively in a team oriented environment


Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift up to 15-20 lbs.

  • Physical capability of standing, bending, stooping, twisting, crouching, and lifting repeatedly throughout a shift

  • Ability to learn and follow direction

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers

  • Ability to work a varied schedule, weekends included

  • Promptness and reliability to work

  • Hand and eye coordination

  • Willingness to learn and assist in setup of equipment


  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Relocation assistance

  • Vision insurance

  • Bonus pay

  • Signing bonus

One Team. One Vision. One Goal.

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