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Publications Production Manager

Job Description

TITLE: Publications Production Manager

JOB CODE: 8615



EEO6 CODE: 3 = Professional/Non-faculty

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: Manage production/prepress operations and provide support for equipment and systems used in Student Publications. Supervise, coordinate, and/or advise production, prepress, online and circulation operations in Student Publications, and provide technical support for department systems and equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruit, train, schedule, supervise and advise student production and online staffs; assist in recruitment and training of, and provide advice and technical support for, student news/editorial design staffs; coordinate production-related workflow; manage all prepress operations; provide routine monitoring and maintenance to resolve hardware and software problems for department systems, provide technical support for equipment, and, in conjunction with the UTA Office of Information Technology, provide in-office support for computers and systems; serve as liaison with UTA and contract printers and other vendors; seek ways to increase revenue-producing potential (including, as needed, designing and producing materials); keep abreast of technological developments related to department operations; advise department director on equipment purchases, upgrades, etc.; assist in budget preparation and work within budget; maintain computer inventory and inventory of production-related supplies; perform other duties as assigned, all while meeting deadlines.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Director of Student Publications. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Daily supervision of students in areas assigned to this position, plus ongoing technical advice for students in all Student Publications operations.



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Minimum two years experience in publications prepress and/or systems supervision and maintenance. Excellent people skills, speaking and writing proficiency; high degree of organization and attention to detail; strong analytical and problem-solving abilities; ability to train and schedule staff with little experience and high turnover rates. Experience in desktop publishing, graphic design, typesetting, publications pagination and production, plus knowledge of website design and maintenance. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Advanced knowledge of Macintosh computer systems, working familiarity or ability to quickly learn systems used in all Student Publications operations; ability to evaluate, install, troubleshoot, maintain computer systems in coordination with the UTA Office of Information Technology. Computer-intensive; primarily afternoon/evening work schedule, plus after-hours problem-solving availability. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 5 1.2 15 Texas Education Code.