The Library Publishing Specialist is responsible for the development of digital and print documents for the UTA Libraries Publishing Program. Reporting to the Director of Publishing, the Publishing Specialist provides project management and production workflow support as part of the libraries’ effort to offer high quality, open access publishing services to the UTA campus community. The Specialist prepares content for publication across a variety of formats and platforms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide one-on-one assistance to faculty, staff, and students in support of the Libraries Publishing Program and develop training materials, style guides, and other instructional resources as needed.
2. Design, layout, and produce ADA-accessible content (e.g., books, e-books, online journals, open educational resources, etc.) in Adobe InDesign (or equivalent software). Work with clients to design templates to their specifications and create attractive designs that enhance UTA Libraries’ brand and image. Develop high level of expertise with publishing software and platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, Pressbooks, DSpace).
3. Convert and prepare materials for online publication, including creation of metadata and running scripts to convert from/to PDF, InDesign, or Microsoft Word format (among others). Work as part of a team to migrate existing resources to new systems.
4. Engage in ongoing professional development initiatives to maintain and enhance skills. Engage in cross-departmental strategic, communication, and functional task forces within University Libraries.
5. Other duties as assigned.
- High School graduation or GED.
- Two years related experience.
- Computer literate and technologically adept.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
- Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communication arts, or closely related field.
- Two years of experience in a publishing environment producing print and/or digital content.
- Two years of experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Experience in document design, publishing production, or digital publishing.
- Education or experience with accessibility, universal design, and/or inclusive design.
- Experience with Pressbooks, WordPress, H5P, and other open-source technologies.
- Experience promoting services to an external audience.
- Proficiency in HTML and CSS.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of open access advocacy, copyright law, and open licensing, including Creative Commons.
- Knowledge of ePUB3 specifications, XML, and derivative or related formats.
- Design and layout skills
- Leadership skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Customer service skills
- Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
- Ability to pay attention to detail
- Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
- Ability to follow through on projects
- Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
- Collaboration and coordination skills
- Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.