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Publishing Technician I - Design and Production Assistant more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:May 03, 2017

Publishing Technician I - Design and Production Assistant Hiring department UT Press Monthly salary $2,800+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 17-05-02-01-8612 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes

The start date for this position is August 2017. Position will work from the Lake Austin Center (LAC) building at 3001 Lake Austin Boulevard, Austin, TX.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information Purpose

To perform art evaluations and assist the department in all aspects of the print production process. We are a publisher specializing in art and photography books and scholarly monographs. We publish approximately 100 books annually.

Essential Functions

Art Evaluations: Evaluate the quality and usability of the majority of art appearing in the books we publish. Collaborate with editors and authors and advise them on how to provide replacement, corrected, and missing art. Log and organize images in a file maker database. Rename all image files using UT Press naming conventions, make simple adjustments and corrections to art, streamline the art evaluation procedures, educate staff on the art database, and other issues pertaining to art programs. Assist the department in new book and reprint coordination, generate and update schedules in a FileMaker database, create estimates, budgets, cast-offs, send books out for typesetting, and communicate with outside vendors as needed. Typesetting: Use InDesign to input page corrections to front list books for designers, typeset new material for revised or updated editions, and make corrections for reprints. Process invoices, create purchase orders, and final production plans. Pack, ship, train and supervise student workers as needed.

Marginal/Incidental functions

General office tasks as they arise. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Word, and Excel. An excellent eye for detail and commitment to producing the highest quality books. Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple on-going projects. Self-motivated and proactive with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and within a group. Ability to lift a heavy carton of books. Candidates will be asked to perform a software test in InDesign and Photoshop during the course of the interview. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with FileMaker Pro and database management. Three or more years of publishing or related field of experience. An interest in exploring, developing, and optimizing work-flows, as well as adapting to new technologies and workflows as necessary.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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