Job opening detail :
Publishing Specialist
posted: July 19, 2021
Offered by:
West Academic
Health; Dental; 401K; Bonus
Full Time
Saint Paul, MN
Would you like to work for the preeminent publisher of educational materials to the law school market? We offer best-selling casebooks, study aids and supplementary products for the legal academic market. Since the first part of the 20th century, we have been an indispensable part of law student life. We are a growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials.

We have an opening for a Publishing Specialist to join our team! You will be part of a team responsible for formatting content for law school textbooks and study aids for distribution in print and electronic formats.

Key Responsibilities

Content Production

Work with team, authors, and editorial staff to process raw manuscripts to production output (both print and digital);
Independently prioritize workload to meet scheduled dates;
Work collectively with teammates to meet scheduled dates;
Manage project work; taking general direction, organizing information, formulating necessary action steps and follow-through to completion.
Understand and utilize proper checklists and process documentation to create quality manuscripts in a consistent and timely manner.

Quality Control

Contribute valuable ideas and suggestions for process/workflow improvements;
Adapt existing procedures to overcome roadblocks.

Individual and Team Skills

Demonstrate ability to work across teams to provide production assistance or expertise needed to meet team and department goals;
Initiate needed action without waiting for directions

Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
Strong or expert-level Word experience a must;
Deadline driven. Ability to prioritize and stay focused while dealing with multiple assignments and tasks;
Demonstrated process, product, and systems knowledge, teamwork and technical skills. Has increased productivity with experience, and participates in team or content center projects and initiatives;
Excellent written and verbal English and communication skills, including composition/grammar, vocabulary, spelling and punctuation skills with the ability to communicate effectively;
Strong attention to detail;
Strong learning agility. Able to learn quickly and apply knowledge to increasingly complex and changing work;
Technical aptitude for computer applications and systems such as word processing and file management applications;
Ability to work with team members, contacts from other teams, departments, virtual and off-site teams/vendors or sourcing partners effectively;
Experience in content composition and production, or related experience a huge plus;
Experience or familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro) a plus;
U.S. legal system familiarity (cases and statutes) a plus;
Extensive reading and exposure to personal computers, extra hours may be required to meet deadlines.
About Our  
Where Innovation Meets Tradition in Legal Education
Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, West Academic is the leading publisher in the U.S. of casebooks, treatises, study guides, and other legal materials in both print and digital media formats. Founded on the principle of making legal information more accessible, and rooted in a long history of legal expertise and innovation, we’ve been a leader in legal education publishing for more than 100 years.

Our content is published under three brands:

West Academic Publishing
Foundation Press®
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