The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is currently hiring a Technical Publications Specialist, a full-time position located in our Washington, DC office.
The Technical Publications Specialist aids the Director of Publications in the production of the Association’s technical publications. The incumbent works closely with the editorial 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.
As required, the incumbent also edits and proofreads documents; communicates extensively with committee members, vendors, and the engineering department to ensure technical accuracy as well as to expedite the progress of a document from the balloting process through to query responses and printing or online posting. The incumbent is responsible for adhering to and contributing to the maintenance of the rules of the AASHTO Style Guide.
The incumbent uses 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; routinely performs desktop publishing tasks and occasional design for marketing/meetings for other Association staff members, when necessary.
The incumbent is also responsible for completing a variety of general administrative tasks in support of the production/editing projects assigned, including following the production procedures for electronic organization, project close-outs, and assisting with member benefit transmittals, as needed. The incumbent may also be asked to staff publications exhibit at various meetings throughout the year.
How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 1st, 2023.