Desktop Publisher Jobs

Desktop Publisher Overview


Desktop publishers are responsible for creating layouts for magazines, brochures, newspapers and books, and preparing them to be published in print or online. They are generally expected to research fonts, prints, graphics and other page elements in order to bring them together in a way that meets an employer's or client's expectations. Desktop publishers require above average computer skills, including the ability to operate and utilize desktop publishing and graphic software programs to complete jobs. An eye for detail, organizational skills and artistic ability are all skills that desktop publishers utilize on a daily basis. Publishers are expected to follow through to the end of each project, including proofing, correcting errors and finalizing documents for publication. The skills necessary for desktop publishing may also qualify a publisher for a job in graphic design or as a web designer.

Desktop Publisher Education Requirements


Generally, desktop publishers must have at least an associate’s degree to qualify for open positions though some employers may accept talented individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent. Ideal desktop publishing candidates hold a bachelor’s degree in a computer science or graphic design specialty with coursework in subjects like color theory, graphic art, design software and desktop publishing.

Desktop Publisher Job Market


From 2012 to 2022, the outlook for desktop publisher jobs is expected to decline approximately 5 percent. Employment opportunities continue to decline as companies rely more heavily on other publishing professionals, such as graphic designers, copy editors and web designers, to perform many of the functions that desktop publishers do. For the best opportunities, a desktop publisher should branch out into other design and computer science skills to stay on top of trends within the publishing field.

Desktop Publisher Salary


The median annual salary for desktop publisher jobs is $37,040 per year. Salaries may vary depending on the company worked for, location and amount of overtime worked to meet publishing deadlines.
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38 Desktop Publisher jobs found on Monster.

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Immediate need to help complete side-by-side comparisons of manuals in foreign languages to English, verifying consistency in style and terminology, confirming completeness and accuracy of new and revised content. Desktop Publishing experience is a plus to assist with creating and editing medical equipment manuals. Integrating verified and validated content into new and existing ultrasound produc...
Position: Desktop Publisher Location: New Jersey - North Status: Freelance/ possible Full-time Estimated Duration: Possible Full Time Starts: Within a Couple Weeks Rate: DOE Job Description: Our client, a global consulting firm, is in need of a Desktop Publisher to assist their team for freelance with the potential for full-time. Candidate will be responsible for: desktop publishing / edi...
Associate Desktop Publisher ABOUT THE COMPANY For over two decades, Corporate Translations, an ISO and EN certified company, has dedicated itself to answering the demand for high quality language solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Clarity about who we are and what our clients' expectations are has always shaped our company's culture, values, strategy and op...
This is a temporary on-call position with Raytheon. Job Description Provides desktop publishing support for assigned proposals and other Business Development documents. Converts text from a variety of input formats into documents that comply with formatting and page count requirements. Integrates tables and other graphics to create complete documents in accordance with BD Operations production s...
. Title: Desktop Publisher - Technical Location: Torrance, CA Type: 18 - 24 month CONTRACT The ideal candidate will producing owner manuals, technical bulletins, installation sheets, wiring diagrams, training and service manuals, and are ultimately responsible for publising technical documents. Minimum 5 years experience desktop publishing/electronic publishing for technical subjects is a MUS...
DTI is seeking a Word Processor and Desktop Publishing Specialist in Atlanta, GA. Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Publisher. Solid understanding and working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and QuarkXPress is required. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in word proces...
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information and insight in pivotal areas that shape today’s business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. Businesses and governments around the globe rely on our comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with sp...
The Plainfield Public School District Plainfield, NJ, 07061
Saturday Hawk Academy Nov. 22 - Feb. 28, 2014 8:00am - 12:30pm QUALIFICATIONS: • New Jersey Standard or Provisional Teacher Certification in subject area required • Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods & developmentally appropriate classroom activities • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment • Strong communication/interpersonal skills...
Raytheon Corporation Waltham, MA
This is a temporary on-call position with Raytheon. Job Description...
QinetiQ North America Newington, VA, 22079
Overview: Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Ve...
Ongoing need for experienced desktop publishers with advanced MS Word skills. Assignments throughout Washington DC metro area on a temp, temp to hire or permanent basis....
AT&T Inc. Dallas, TX
Desktop Publisher/Editor - 1464128 Description We are seeking a Desktop Publisher/Editor responsible for validating style, consistency, grammar, and syntax of the final document. Re-writes as needed to clarify and simplify text. Recommends additional content specific to opportunity they are supporting or modifications to existing boilerplate information that best represents the requirements. Pla...
This is a temporary on-call position with Raytheon. Job Description Provides desktop publishing support for assigned proposals and other Business Development documents. Converts text from a variety of input formats into documents that comply with formatting and page count requirements. Integrates tables and other graphics to create complete documents in accordance with BD Operations production s...
URS Corporation Columbus, OH, 43216
• Bachelor's degree in english, communications, journalism, liberal arts, engineering or equivalent • Minimum six years of editorial experience in the technical areas of IE or equivalent • Or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience Technical Skills: • Extensive software skills are required, must have advanced proficiency with Microsoft: Wor...
Camber Corporation Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060
Proficient in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat; Able to produce high-quality work in a timely manner; Demonstrated ability in converting various file formats from one format to another; Demonstrated ability with version control process; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; Proficient in at least one desktop publishing package s...
Camber Corporation Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060
Proficient in the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat; Able to produce high-quality work in a timely manner; Demonstrated ability in converting various file formats from one format to another; Demonstrated ability with version control process; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; Proficient in at least one desktop publishing package s...
DTI is seeking a Word Processor and Desktop Publishing Specialist in Atlanta, GA. Qualified candidates will have a strong understanding of Microsoft Office 2010 products including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Publisher. Solid understanding and working knowledge of Quark, Illustrator, and Adobe is required. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years’ experience in word processing and desktop pu...
Description Scope Servesas a Desktop Publishing lead on proposal, manuals, and documents.Ensures that all materials produced in Desktop Publishing meetCreative Services quality standards and corporate brandingprinciples. Ensures that work is performed according to establishedschedules, and that deadlines are met. Works in an active, leadershiprole in a team environment that includes all levels o...
Northrop Grumman Albuquerque, NM
Description Candidates will be responsible for creating and publishing organizational materials such as presentations, marketing materials, and internal documents. Candidates need to have advanced skills in desktop publishing software, a strong editing background and the ability to format all published material in accordance with organizational guidelines and legal requirements. In addition, cand...
Description Role description: Provides remote regulatory publishing assistance with CSC's regulatory publishing software to clients who are preparing their submissions for the FDA. Essential Job Functions Uses moderately complex computer-based tools to design layouts and paste-ups for revised forms, brochures, and visual aides; prepares camera ready copies of company documents to support commun...

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Desktop Publisher

Salaries

$27,040.00 - $93,600.00
Typical Salary for Desktop Publisher
(83 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

Education / Training

Bachelor's
46.9%
Some College Coursework Completed
18.8%
Associates
17.2%
High School
10.9%
Vocational
3.1%
(64 Respondents)
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool

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