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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7 Desktop Publisher jobs found on Monster.

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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...
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...
Defense Support Services Arlington, VA, 22201
Responsibilities: As a member of the PAE Corporate Proposals & Publications Group (PPG), the Senior Proposal Coordinator reports to the Publications Manager. The Senior Proposal Coordinator, under the leadership of the Proposal Manager, is responsible for leading proposal document management, training proposal team members in document and graphics workflow, leading the proposal publications and p...
PAE Government Services Inc Arlington, VA, 22201
Responsibilities: As a member of the PAE Corporate Proposals & Publications Group (PPG), the Senior Proposal Coordinator reports to the Publications Manager. The Senior Proposal Coordinator, under the leadership of the Proposal Manager, is responsible for leading proposal document management, training proposal team members in document and graphics workflow, leading the proposal publications and p...
Production Artist/Desktop Publisher If you’re looking to be part of a first-class publishing team, then look no further. We are DecisionHealth, a widely-recognized publisher of healthcare business information and tools. Our parent company, UCG, is a portfolio of highly focused businesses providing guidance, information, analysis, data and solutions to more than two million clients worldwide. We’...
Position Description SRC has been named to numerous state and national “Best Company to Work For” lists - want to know why? We are committed to providing a positive, supportive and healthy work environment. We give you the freedom and the resources to solve "impossible" problems in a highly innovative and collaborative work environment - all while helping keep America safe and strong. SRC is curre...
Cubic Corporation Orlando, FL, 32801
JOB SUMMARY: Develop manuals in accordance with contract requirements, Military Standards (MIL-STDs), and Data Item Descriptions (DID). Manual development includes researching, writing, editing, data collecting, and publishing. This position typically works under general supervision and direction. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Read and understand contract requirements as they appl...

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Desktop Publisher

Salaries

$27,040.00 - $93,600.00
Typical Salary for Desktop Publisher
(82 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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