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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Center for Digital Education at the WashU Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The Center for Digital Education (CDE) within Olin Business School is responsible for the development of a range of digital learning resources for on- and off-campus programs, including online course pages within the School’s digital education platform, online course packs and multimedia resources. The Digital Publishing Assistant provides support to the processes and workflows that publish digital content to learning management systems, learning apps, classroom presentation tools and learning websites.
The Digital Publishing Assistant (DPA) will become an expert of the tools that support the export and delivery of content into the destination platform or technology. The Digital Publishing Assistant will be involved with all stages of the publishing workflow and will work closely with the Digital Publishing Manager (DPM) to ensure the highest quality production standards for digital resources, meeting all copyright and accessibility legislative requirements and making sure resources are delivered to customers on time.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality control of all digital materials: Ensure that, on publication, these resources have achieved the high production standards expected of a leading business school. This includes ensuring accurate and consistent metadata and tagging for all digital products.
Copy editing using the Center’s publishing standards and house styles for all types of digital resources: Ensure that all materials are thoroughly copy edited prior to publication to maintain the highest standards of English and readability.
Project management of an extensive range of publishing projects covering large quantities of digital content to be published on schedule: Maintain meticulous records of each stage of the publishing process for all digital resources.
Accessibility: Ensure that ALL published materials meet or exceed all accessibility legislation standards, including working with the Center staff to check and correct captioning of all media.
Copyright compliance: Work with the Digital Publishing Manager to ensure that all relevant copyright clearances are gained for all published materials.
Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related digital publishing experience to equal six years.
One to three years of experience with Chicago Manual of Style and copy editing tools.
Experience with copy editing tools and style manuals.
Experience managing multiple projects and meeting tight deadlines.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Close attention to detail.
Excellent planning and decision-making skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to take initiative to resolve issues independently and with urgency.
Ability to triage and troubleshoot multiple issues simultaneously.
Experience in a research and development setting.
Knowledge of educational research and scholarship.
Demonstrated capacity to deliver in a fast-paced service environment.
Demonstrated strong ability to collaborate, create and innovate.
Experience with online publications and/or publishing systems.
Experience producing multimedia content and knowledge of multimodal interaction.
Proven ability to analyze current and emerging customer use patterns.
Experience working with technical systems and staff who develop and support them.
Ability to effectively set expectations with instructors and office colleagues.
Familiarity with project management tools.
Experience with digital media specifications (image, audio and video editing is a plus).
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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