Production Manager at Landscape Architecture Magazine

December 3, 2021
Washington, DC/Hybrid

The American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects representing approximately 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 82 student chapters. Landscape architects plan livable communities that foster active lifestyles, design parks and streets that manage stormwater runoff, plan cutting-edge transportation corridors that are safe for all users, and help communities prepare for and recover from natural disasters.  Landscape architecture includes commercial developments, streetscapes, green roofs, parks, memorials, and residential communities, as well as large-scale land planning and design to protect watersheds, coastlines, and ecosystems. 

ASLA is recruiting for a Production Manager to serve as a project manager for monthly print production, mailing, and advertising traffic for Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) and all ASLA printed pieces. The responsibilities include: 

Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM):

  • Traffics monthly LAM advertising materials ensuring timely receipt and review.  Reviews ad materials for resolution, size, and content; proofs ad pages for publication; and prepares monthly buyer’s guide and display indexes as well as yearly Product Directory.
  • Prepares and manages production schedules with multiple vendors and determines sales and editorial deadlines
  • Acts as a point person between staff and service providers throughout the prepress, print production, and monthly distribution process. Acts as a liaison between outside vendors, advertisers, and LAM staff.
  • Monitors and manages production budget allocations; solicits estimates for special advertising supplements; and codes invoices.
  • Leads an audit of the magazine’s sustainability/impact regarding production, printing, and mailing.

ASLA Printed Pieces:

  • Organizes, controls, and monitors the flow of all ASLA printed pieces from start to finish (solicits estimates, creates schedules, confirms specifications, coordinates artwork with designers, final sign off of files and proofs, etc.).
  • Interacts with ASLA staff to advise on printing options/solutions to meet their needs.
  • Collaborates with Marketing Manager to ensure deadlines are met.  Acts as a liaison between Marketing Manager and printing vendors.
  • Maintains and archives records of each job, including native files and samples, for all completed projects.
  • Maintains on-going vendor relationships and cultivates new vendor relationships.


  • BA or BS degree in Communications, Graphic Design, or other creative field.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in magazine publishing, including prepress, print production, mailing, and fulfillment.
  • Knowledge of design principles (layout, typography, color, balance, etc.) is essential.
  • Thorough understanding of the creative process and can understand and speak to technical print requirements.
  • Expert level knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, specifically InDesign, and Microsoft Word and Excel in both a PC and Mac environment.
  • Strong project and scheduling management skills; ability to juggle multiple projects and deadlines; work well under pressure
  • Excellent organizational skills, quality control, and attention to detail. 

ASLA offers an attractive and competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; company paid STD and LTD; a generous 401(k) plan; a comprehensive wellness program; and flexible schedules. Interested applicants are requested to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Production Manager” in the subject line of your e-mail.

ASLA is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and maintaining an inclusive culture. We value the talents our diverse associates bring to the organization and are wholly committed to provide a culture free of discrimination and harassment.  Employment decisions at ASLA are based on business needs and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by laws or regulations.