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Publications Aide, Part-time


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Position Type:
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Position Title:
Publications Aide, Part-time

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Job Summary:

Independently provides a range of pagination and copy-editing duties to support the production of the weekly student newspaper, The Commuter.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and word processing experience.

Knowledge and Skills: Requires basic knowledge of personal computers and relevant software (e.g. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Google Docs). Must have basic knowledge of office practices, procedures and equipment. Requires good English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, math and keyboarding skills. Requires good planning and communication skills. Prefer some basic journalism knowledge, including copy editing and newspaper page design, and a working knowledge of newspaper editing and production terminologies and practices. Knowledge of Apple Macintosh computer, pagination and design software preferred.

Abilities: Requires the ability to perform the duties of the position effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision. Must be able to operate personal computers and relevant software. Must be able to meet required schedules and deadlines. Requires the ability to communicate with contacts both inside and outside the organization in a manner that reflects positively on the newspaper and the college. Requires the ability to work closely with other staff to accomplish the overall objectives of the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer at least one year experience working in a publication or related environment.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Physical Skills and Abilities: Requires good hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard, and other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers on a computer screen and written materials. Requires speaking and hearing ability sufficient to hear over phone and carry on routine conversations.

Working Conditions: Work is normally performed in an office setting with little or no exposure to health and safety hazards. Substantial time spent working at a computer.

Essential Duties:

Electronically formats full pages of the newspaper, including placing page numbers, page headers and other standing items on each page, placing edited stories on the page, writing headlines, photo captions and other copy as needed, and pasting in ads designed and approved by the ad manager.

Types stories, letters, columns, and briefs as assigned.

Creates an InDesign file corresponding to the number of pages for the current issue.

Assists the ad manager in designing ads as needed.

Prints proofs of each page for review by editors and other staff. Makes corrections on proofed pages.

Assists editors with layout and design of stories, including selection of artwork (e.g. photos, graphics) and editing of content.

Saves page files regularly to ensure corrections are saved and that production staff is working with most current version.

Downloads completed pages to off-site printer, including contacting printer to ensure that pages have been received, and remains on duty until printer indicates job is clear and ready for publication.

Completes page processing on production night.

Assists editors in posting content to newspaper website.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Applicant Instructions:

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents when applying: Resume

Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.

U.S. Veterans will need to attach proof of honorable discharge (Form DD-214) to their application to qualify for veteran’s consideration.

Proposed Start Date:

Full-time or Part-time

Number of hours/week:

Work Schedule:

Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Special Notes to Applicants:

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be compensated via direct deposit.

LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Offers of employment are contingent on the applicant having Oregon residency at the time work commences.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • State Employment Department
    • LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
    • LinkedIn
    • Other, specify below
  2. If you selected other above, please specify the website or other resource from which you learned of the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Academic Transcript
  2. Letter of Reference
  3. Other
  4. U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4

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