Variable Data Specialist

Omaha, Nebraska, United States | Client Fulfillment | Full-time



Looking for your chance to make a real impact? 

Firespring, one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest, is looking for our next amazing human to join our team. We’re known for providing marketing, printing, websites and strategic guidance to thousands of brands, businesses and nonprofits. Our clients and partners count on us as a force in our areas of expertise to help them do more good. 

See if this position sounds like your dream job. We can’t wait to find out if it could be you.

Job Description

As variable data specialist, you’ll be responsible for programming direct mail jobs and setting up marketing communications pieces using variable data and data processing tools and software. You’ll also analyze client data requirements for direct mail jobs, including selecting, sorting, formatting and manipulating data to meet client mail instructions and U.S. postal requirements for mail certification. Programming will require letter setup, laying out variable fields with static text and graphics and merging the setup with data for laser printing/inkjet printing. You’ll generate printer output to cut sheet and inkjet printers, perform quality checks and control, code reviews and standard data validation practices prior to production release. Oh, and troubleshoot complex application issues and improve performance as needed. Whew. Is that enough for you?


  • Postal regulations and DMM knowledge.
  • Direct mail programming experience.
  • Knowledge of postal qualifications, including CASS, NCOA and presort.
  • Experience in Access, Excel, Word, Acrobat Suite.
  • The ability to comprehend written and verbal instructions.
  • Commitment to meet production deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with account representatives to ensure accuracy for each project.
  • Strong time management and organization skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple job assignments.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Compensation and Benefits

  • CompensationYou don’t need to go to the grocery store to bring home the bacon. We reward candidates who wow us by offering competitive pay.
  • 401(k)—Your parents preached about the importance of saving. Now we’re helping you get it done. Firespring provides professional financial advisors who will help you make a plan and guide your investments.
  • Fun—Millions of people go to work, punch the clock from 8 to 5 and hate every moment of it. That’s not the case here. We have an indoor slide, a game room and a group of people dedicated to creating activities and fun inside and outside the office. To put it mildly, we’re serious about having fun—and it reflects in our work too. 
  • Giving back—When your employer makes it possible for you to give back to your community on the clock? Win for everyone. Every Firespring team member gets one paid day off each month to give back to the community in any way they’d like.
  • Miscellaneous Benefits—Not all benefits are about the Benjamins, baby. Some of the things you’ll enjoy while working here include unlimited soft drinks, tea and beer. And don’t worry about your duds—business-casual is the dress code here. Still looking to make your cubicle-shackled friends jealous of your new gig? Our company-wide social and recreational activities are sure to do just that.

Ready to come aboard?

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Firespring is an EEO/AA employer.

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