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Desktop Publishing Specialist

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EP Specialist The Desktop Publishing Specialist uses both Macintosh and PC platforms to combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts, and other visual graphic elements to produce a variety of publication-ready materials. This material includes, shareholder reports, brochures, newsletters, posters, direct mail packages, advertisements, presentations, etc. The Desktop Publishing Specialist uses a variety of software products, including InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Any candidate has to be able to extract data from Excel and Produce Powerpoint Presentations from that raw data.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Works independently on Desktop Publishing documents and projects to meet customer deadlines.
* Assists in handling client inquiries and logging work in and out of the department.
* Follows all procedures for time tracking using the Electronic Publishing FileMaker database to assure the compilation of accurate metrics, reporting, and billing by department management.
* Participates in self-development by setting goals and objectives and training on new software, hardware, products and procedures as required
* Create and updates InDesign and Adobe Illustrator documents
Follows all network procedures for document storage and file maintenance to keep servers organized and up-to-date.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Creates and updates InDesign and Adobe Illustrator documents
* Knowledge of page layout formats, master pages, and style sheets
* Knowledge of various printing specifications, including folds, trapping, color, resolution
* Demonstrates understanding of printing process for b/w and 4/c process printing
* Knowledge of graphics formats, including TIF, EPS, JPEG, GIF, etc
* Ability to make decisions and problem solve when preparing files for output and document layout
* Creates and updates PowerPoint presentations
* Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and creating PDFs
* Produces pre-press documents by solving technical problems using mathematical calculations
* Follows all network procedures for document storage
* Ability to follow inside and outside designer’s instructions/concepts when formatting documents, based on EP procedures
* BS degree or equivalent work experience
* Comprehensive knowledge of software and hardware used within Electronic Publishing

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