Digital Publishing Specialist

Created: December 2, 2013


Position Summary: Manages and supports the publishing operations, web presence, and other digital initiatives for the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS). With knowledge of 21st century libraries, evaluates technologies and implements improvements for digital publishing and hosting services. Installs and tests open source software on the library’s development server in order to train faculty, staff and students in the university community to use it effectively and efficiently. Creates documentation and training materials, and supports journal editors, conference organizers, and their staffs. Evaluates user satisfaction with CDRS services and resources, recommending changes and/or new services. Hires and supervises editing student assistants, maintains their desktop computers and software. Assists in supporting other departmental technology. Periodically gathers data and reports CDRS digital initiatives.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in library, computer, or information science or a related field and experience working with online resource management. Considerable experience with HTML code and web site maintenance. Familiar with CSS (cascading style sheets) and SSI (server side includes). Experience with basic office software and Adobe Acrobat. Working knowledge of digital file formats, metadata, database applications including spreadsheet manipulation, file uploading, and data migration. Effective communication skills. Time management skills and demonstrated project collaboration experience. Familiarity with Macintosh working environment. Must have the ability to adapt in an evolving online environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in library, computer, or information science. Experience working in an academic library. Experience with XML, Java/JavaScript, PHP, Perl, MySQL, and/or ORACLE. Experience with Adobe Photoshop or similar Image manipulation software. Experience with project management. Experience with UNIX server environments. Knowledge of accessibility standards for digital publishing.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check Must have a conviction check: Yes Describe Other: Employment Comments: How to Apply for this Job: Applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0130640 and include a cover letter, CV and 3 references as part of their application package.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary) Appointment Type: Regular If restricted or temporary, enter end date: FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year Percent Employment: Full-time If part time, enter Percent Time: Pay Band: 4 Pay Range: Anticipated Salary range of $35,000 - $42,000 (Commensurate with Experience) Department: Library Work Location: Blacksburg Location, if not Blacksburg: Work Schedule: M-F 8:00am-5pm Posting Date: 11/08/2013 Review Begin Date: 12/02/2013 Job Close Date: Restricted to university employees only? No Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement: Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the hiring department by the application deadline.

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Published: Monday, December 2, 2013 18:00 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC