Traffic Manager in Philadelphia PA Resume Joseph Sowinski

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					J     OSEPH SOWINSKI, MA                                               TRAFFIC MANAGER
      Philadelphia, PA 19128h) 267.234.8280c) 516.655.1569LinkedIn

Advertising Traffic and Production Manager with 20-year record of excellence as workflow
facilitator in publishing. Ensuring team success by keeping projects On Track, On Time and On Budget,
through Knowledge, Communication and Vision.
Value Propositions:
        Seamlessly negotiate shifting priorities in high-volume environments with
           accelerated deadlines.
        Evolve with technology and business trends to drive company progress.
        Lend talents to various media, such as print ads, direct marketing collateral, books,
           magazines, and catalogues.
        Retain valuable revenue-generating advertisers by nurturing relationships and
           accommodating graphic and placement marketing needs.
        Effectively manage projects and communication to streamline workflow, increase
           productivity, and promote team cohesion.
        Make swift decisions by mentally and physically systematizing information.
        Proactively interact with publishing and art department team members, editors,
           and directors to resolve issues before they become problems.
        Consistently earn confidence of team by identifying and completing multiple
           urgent and important tasks.


Long Island Business News/Dolan Media Corp.                                 1991 - 1993, 1995 - Present
Advertising Traffic Manager                                                               1995 - Present
Production Manager                                                                          1991 - 1993
Coordinate traffic and quality control of all ad materials for weekly news journal, quarterly magazine,
and other products. Create glossy inserts and advertising layouts for 9+ publications/issues monthly. Act
as liaison between all departments to monitor daily workflow. Interface with vendors to enforce
standards and maintain supplies. Troubleshoot internal and external technical and service issues.
Produce relevant sales data to corporate officers. Manage archiving practices. Also served as Typesetter
and Production Artist.

 Reduced placement errors from 2-3 per week to 0, preempting lost revenues.
 Satisfy “no deadline” policy by preserving appropriate space and negotiating with editorial
  department and sales representatives for last-minute content.
 Mentored new sales hires in workflow issues and procedures to help get them up to speed quickly.
 Resolved laser printing issue in 1 hour that IT department claimed was impossible after 2 weeks.

Star Community Publishing Group / Tribune Corp.                                             1996 - 2002
Part-time Production Artist
Used Multi-Ad Creator to produce high volume output for retail advertising in local shopper newspapers.

Curran and Connors                                                                          1997 - 1998
Part-time Typesetter
Performed seasonal typesetting using Quark X-press for a firm specializing in corporate annual reports.
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Executive Business Media                                                                                                              1993 - 1995
Production Manager
Engineered production of 10 annual glossy issues of College Bookstore News and Military Club and
Hospitality for trade magazine publishing company. Managed two artists and two production

 Successfully coordinated alternating publishing schedules and haphazard workflow.
 Ensured nightly shipping of proofs on SyQuest disks to printers.

Design Intervention                                                                                                                   1990 - 1991
Freelance Graphic Designer/Animator
Assumed several freelance assignments to cultivate technical and marketing skills, such as:

 Developed title sequences for a video production studio.
 Created 2-D animation of human anatomy and illustrations for fairytales for EA (Educational
     Activities, Inc.).

Anton Community Newspaper Group                                                                                                       1984 - 1990
Assistant Production Manager
Collaborated with Production Manager, suppliers, printing companies, and external departments to
produce 22 weekly newspapers for local newspaper publisher. As many as 8 went to press daily.

 Created scalable model that enabled expansion from 7 weeklies to continual higher volume output
     by streamlining workflow through production, art, and typesetting departments.
 Eliminated 2-hour+ delays in status updates with job ticket tracking system.


New York Institute of Technology                                                 The School of Visual Arts, NYC
MA, Computer Graphics Major                                                      BFA, Graphic Design Major

                                                  PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)

                                                           TECHNICAL SKILLS

Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Acrobat; Quark; PitStop Professional; InDesign; APT Scheduling
and Billing Software; Microsoft Office; Mac and PC; Office Technology Systems Maintenance

                                                                 KEY WORDS

Print, Digital Media, Workflow Manager, Production Supervisor, Production Director, Art Director, Media Manager, Illustrator, Desktop Publishing,
Customer Service, Client Service, Digital Workflow, Newspaper, e-publishing, ePub, web, web publishing, Media, Philadelphia Business Journal,
Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Crains, Citypaper, Philadelphia Weekly, ASI, Comcast, PMH, Temple University, University of the Arts,
Dolan Media, Daily Record, Business Review, Business Journal, Biz Journal
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Description: Joseph Sowinski is an Advertising Traffic and Production Manager with a 20-year record of excellence as workflow facilitator in publishing. His possesses expertise in ensuring team success by keeping projects On Track, On Time and On Budget, through Knowledge, Communication and Vision. Joseph is open to relocating to Trenton or Delaware.