Print Production Coordinator

United States, North America
Apr 17, 2014
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Academic Affairs, Publishing & Presses
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About The Unit: The Center on Human Flourishing was developed at the University of Chicago in 2013 to support basic empirical research in economics, in collaboration with other disciplines, at Chicago directed toward promoting human development. A core goal is to train students, and acquaint the wider world with the wealth of applied research activities being conducted at the University of Chicago.

Unit Job Summary: Print Production Coordinator: Coordinates electronic and complex, technical print production operations for the Center on Human Flourishing and the Economics Research Center, Professor James Heckman, his staff, his collaborators, and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity project, ensuring they are of professional quality. Processes and prioritizes incoming items, independently executes technical typesetting, conducts daily quality control of the team's work products, and independently executes technical editing as needed for electronic files using graphics software. Serves as a liaison with internal Center staff, co-authors, and/or outside vendors to ensure consistent workflow within the Center's operations. Proactively monitors, and may develop, production schedules to ensure deadlines are met; communicates with Center staff accordingly. Maintains efficient workflow procedures and meets accuracy requirements for output, and follows document organizational protocols. Investigates new technologies as needed to improve the output of electronic and printed materials. Due to a pressured work environment with tight deadlines, the Coordinator remains in contact with Center staff and Faculty Director outside of on-site scheduled hours, to ensure complex technical products are editable and accurate.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: A minimum of one year relevant experience required. Experience using LaTeX strongly preferred. Familiarity with econometric research or mathematics notation preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: The ability to work irregular work schedule required. (incl. evening, holiday and weekend hours as part of one's regular schedule) Ability to regularly monitor and respond to email required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Ability to learn new software required. Strong verbal and written communication skills, in English are required. Writing and proofreading experience required. Strong attention to detail required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Interpersonal skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Proficiency with computers required. Experience with add-ons, such as MathType and EndNote, preferred. Experience with LaTeX and Adobe CS5 preferred. Knowledge of desktop publishing, Web authoring/design and graphic design software preferred. Knowledge of current typesetting and book manufacturing processes preferred.