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Vacancy for Services Specialist at Virginia Tech in the USA

Vacancy for Services Specialist at Virginia Tech in the USA

Country: USA
City: Blacksburg, VA
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Apply for Vacancy for Services Specialist at Virginia Tech in the USA. The category for this application is Libraries.


Virginia Tech is a public land-grant research university with its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. It also has educational facilities in six regions statewide and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is a senior military college.

Job Description

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a full-time Publishing Services Specialist with a passion for project management and an eagerness to grow with the latest trends and best practices in digital-first, open access publishing. Also, as a member of the Virginia Tech Publishing team, the Publishing Services Specialist will play an important role in the day-to-day publishing activities including managing a wide range of digital publishing projects to completion. Likewise, essential to the position is a detail-oriented workstyle, an ability to multitask, and a desire to work closely with library colleagues as well as faculty and students from across the Virginia Tech community.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate work with faculty, staff, and students in sustaining today’s evolving digital publishing service environments, ensuring the quality, integrity, and curation of digital information.
  • Similarly, strong communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving
  • Additionally, strong computer literacy skills including fluency with basic office tools (Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, and Google products); willingness to learn new tools and technologies
  • Experience in an academic environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a humanities or social science field
  • Knowledge of library systems and technologies
  • Also, knowledge of publishing trends, issues, and strategies as well as current digital publishing technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Moreover, copy editing experience; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Additionally, experience using InDesign or other design software

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Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline31 May,2021
Company NameVirginia Tech
CityBlacksburg, VA



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