Pay Grade: 38 Part-time Position (30 hours per week) College of Social Work Office of Research and Public Service. Under the supervision of the Team Leader for Software Development and Systems Engineering, the Publications Specialist will edit, format, and prepare reports, research briefs, and brochures for print and also convert print pieces to digital form for online access. He/she will use MS Office to design and maintain spreadsheet databases. This individual should be creative, think dynamically, be willing to learn, and eager to try new things technologically. Essential Functions: Data Analysis, Reporting and Display: Using MS Office, design and maintain spreadsheet databases, develop reports and presentation of data and results. Working with internal staff, collect requirements for database design and data display for presentation to external clients. Provide technical consultation to internal program staff about data visualization options. Continually upgrade data visualization skills and data visualization display for office products. Editing/Writing/Producing: Thoroughly edit manuscripts and electronic media for overall message, organization, style, clarity, consistency, tone, grammar, punctuation, formatting, etc. Confer with authors regarding editorial changes and make corrections agreed upon. Secure proper acknowledgments and organize document's front matter according to office standards and university regulations. Edit and proof copy through all cycles and ask for proofreading from at least one other person in the office, Secure publication authorization numbers. Production Coordination: Prepare master copy for the printer or service bureau: ensure accuracy of screens, resolution of graphics, pagination guide, notes to printer, etc. Prepare digital files in conjunction with designer for output at service bureau or printer. Assist designer in checking accuracy of separations, graphics resolution, etc. Continually upgrade publishing skills through research, practice, troubleshooting, and networking. Record Keeping: Keep all records related to printing and production. Assist production coordinator in checking printed documents against specifications for quality and accuracy of printing and binding. File Management: Archive digital files, hard copies, and all records pertaining to the project; delete irrelevant, outdated files.
Qualifications Knowledge and Skills: Ability to work independently, as well as within a team environment Should be a self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills Demonstrated high-level ability to multi-task and juggle competing deadlines Superior customer service, interpersonal, problem-solving and analytical skills are needed to be successful in this position Extensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat; preferably in a Windows environment Experience with database development, testing and program integration, report writing, project management, developmental editing, document design, data visualization, and web portal administration Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts 1 year with MS Office, Adobe products, and project management Please include a cover letter, resume and three professional references in addition to completing the online application.
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