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RRD's Associate Program provides an interactive approach to career development across three unique tracks: sales, operations, or finance.

Associates work on meaningful client projects, making significant contributions to our business now and into the future. Program participants also gain internal exposure, collaborating and connecting with fellow Associates and mentors in facilities across the U.S. and around the world.

Program Benefits

  • Onsite, remote, and hybrid work opportunities
  • Paid vacation
  • Competitive salaries and benefits packages
  • In-person orientation at RRD HQ
  • Structured curriculum
  • Opportunity to contribute to a 401K with company match

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Choose the career path that works for you.

Following program graduation, you’ll have gained work experience toward one of three distinct career paths at RRD:

Sales Track

Length: 16 weeks

Reporting to: RRD Sales Leadership

Career path: Sales

The Sales Track is a comprehensive four-month program designed to prepare you for a career in sales at RRD. Associates gain real-world experience through hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship with RRD sales leadership.

You’ll learn the ins and outs of RRD’s strategic solutions, gaining expertise in how they’re produced, marketed, sold, and delivered. You’ll also attend and participate in client sales meetings and take part in a sales competition with your Associate Program peers.

Following successful program completion, qualified candidates will be eligible for transition into a Sales Representative role within RRD.

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Operations Leadership Track

Length: 12 months

Reporting to: RRD Plant Leadership

Career path: Operations Leadership

The Operations Leadership Track is a 12-month training and development program designed to prepare you for a leadership role in one of our many manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S.

You’ll gain comprehensive work experience learning the six core plant business functions: manufacturing, logistics, operations, administration, human resources, and finance. You’ll also receive one-on-one mentoring and weekly networking opportunities with your fellow Associates.

Following program completion, qualified candidates will be eligible for an Operations Leadership role within RRD.

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Finance Track

Length: 24 months

Reporting to: RRD Finance Leadership

Career path: Finance/Accounting

The Finance Track is a 24-month training and development program that guides Associates through four three- to six-month rotational assignments focused on various finance and accounting business units.

You’ll build financial analysis and accounting skills while developing a core set of technical skills critical for long-term success within RRD. Throughout the program, Finance Associates will receive extensive training from senior leaders and peer mentors.

After successful completion of the two-year program, Finance Associates graduate from the program with an opportunity to take the next step in their career at RRD.

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Meet our Associates

Associate Program FAQ

You have questions. We have answers.


  • What’s required in the application process?

    What’s required in the application process?

    The application process may vary, but will include:

    • Cover letter
    • Resume
    • A minimum of two interviews

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  • How long is the program?

    How long is the program?

    The experience is designed to be completed in approximately four to six months for the Sales Track, approximately 12 months for the Operations Track, and approximately 24 months for the Finance Track.

    Each program has a unique, specially-curated curriculum that can be explored further under the track details above.

  • Does the program pay?

    Does the program pay?

    Yes! These are full-time jobs. Associates enjoy a real-world, dynamic working environment with a full-time salary, competitive healthcare benefits, and employee mentorship throughout RRD.

  • What do you look for in an Associate?

    What do you look for in an Associate?

    • Recent college graduates with an excellent history of scholastic performance
    • Existing RRD employees interested in changing their career trajectory
    • Talented professionals who have some work experience and possess the following characteristics:
      • Strong work ethic and motivational drive
      • Excellent communication skills
      • An interest in RRD
      • Commitment to learning our industry
      Operations Track qualifications:
      • 4-year bachelor's degree preferred
      • Manufacturing internship is a plus
      • Knowledge of the printing process is a plus
      Sales Track qualifications:
      • 4-year bachelor's degree preferred
      • Prior experience using a CRM platform (e.g. Salesforce)
      • (Preferred) Sales internship or experience selling
      • Good problem-solving skills
      • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
      • Reliable transportation method to get to and from clients within the designated territory
      • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
      Finance Track qualifications:
      • 4-year bachelor's degree in accounting or finance preferred
      • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
      • Good problem-solving skills
      • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
      • General technical knowledge of accounting and finance
      • Ability to apply general functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows Office or other Finance systems to complete work assignments
      • Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • How can I be considered for RRD’s Associate Programs?

    How can I be considered for RRD’s Associate Programs?

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What we stand for

RRD’s approximately 33,000 employees worldwide represent our most important asset. Top down, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


We are also focused on representation by historically underrepresented groups, including racial minorities and LGBTQ+ employees in our U.S. businesses.


In 2022, we received a top score on the Disability Equality Index from Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities, making RRD a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.”


We also ranked high on HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost report measuring corporate policies and practice related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

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Who we are

RRD has a rich history and an even brighter future. Our collaborative, results-oriented culture has built the company from a small print shop founded in 1864 to a global marketing and communications leader. We continue to evolve by empowering innovation throughout all areas of the organization.

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Find success in driving success.

RRD is proud to work with some of the world's largest companies.

Our clients represent:

94% of the Fortune 100

82% of the Fortune 500

71% of the Fortune 1000

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150+ Years in Business
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176 Locations
32k Employees
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It's not often that you get the opportunity to join a large company at the formative level, make meaningful contributions, and ultimately be a part of something truly unique.

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