AASHTO Seeks to Hire Technical Publications Specialist

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, an equal-opportunity employer, is seeking to hire a Technical Publications Specialist positions to work with AASHTO’s director of publications in the production of the association’s technical materials.

This full-time position – located at AASHTO’s Washington, D.C., headquarters – works closely with the AASHTO publications team to provide editing, query development, layout, design, and printing/digital preparation of large, complex documents; reviewing final proofs; and assisting in the coordination and production of electronic publishing of technical publications.

Candidates for this position should be able to use MS Word, Adobe Creative Suite (with InDesign being the main layout software used on a frequent basis), and Adobe PDF software to produce technical documents and occasionally marketing materials and presentations for technical committee meetings.

Ideal candidates should have about five years’ experience working with a technical and/or large book production team, and previous association or non-profit experience is desirable. A bachelor’s degree in English, or related course work and/or training in editing, production, design, and/or publishing is desirable, though a similar level of experience may substitute for education. Technical editing experience is also preferred.

Candidates must have knowledge of PC-based word processing, desktop publishing, design software, and skills in other PC applications, such as equation creation, spreadsheet manipulation, graphics creation desktop layout, and database applications are desirable.

Also, a demonstrated understanding of the publication process, including desktop publishing, graphics experience, and digital preparation is required. To learn more about this position, visit the online AASHTO Jobs Board or click here. To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to recruiter@aashto.org by December 1.

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