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Requisition Number 19-0154
Post Date 3/29/2019
Title Typesetter (Contract)
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Plymouth
State MI
Description This position will be employed through Headway consulting firm.
Requirements Hayden-McNeil, an imprint of Macmillan Learning Curriculum Solutions and a custom publisher of course specific educational materials, is looking for typesetters available to work onsite with the Design team from March – mid-August, possibly longer. This position supports our Design Associates in typesetting new author content and incorporating proofreader and author revisions to textbooks/lab manuals/sales samples in various disciplines (Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Communication and English).

Potential candidates for this position will be required to spend a half-day taking an on-site typesetting test to assess their skills. Please note, this is a production position and DOES NOT have creative/design responsibilities. This is NOT an entry-level position, and extensive knowledge/experience using InDesign CC is a must.

Candidates must be available to work onsite in our Plymouth, MI office.

Major Responsibilities:

Beginning in March 2019, we will need experienced typesetters to format text for new manuscripts using approved layout/styles, place illustrations and photos, and make revisions/corrections to existing typeset files for next editions. This person will take direction from the designer that they are assisting in moving the project through the production process to press. Requires textflow and page composition awareness, and ability to apply appropriate paragraph/character styles when incorporating new author content.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

o Must possess strong attention to detail

o Good spelling and grammar skills

o Familiarity with scientific terms a plus

o Advanced proficiency in graphic design applications on the Mac OSX platform (Adobe CC–including InDesign, PhotoShop, Acrobat Pro DC, and Microsoft Word; experience with equation editing software (MathMagic) is a plus

o Should be familiar with text variables, style sheets, master page templates, book palette, creating tables, live captioning, and mapping styles from Word to InDesign

o Ability to work independently or in a team setting

o Flexible with ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously

o Good organizational and communication skills

o Ability to follow directions, existing processes and procedures, and work in a fast-paced environment, while maintaining a professional attitude

Experience Needed:

o Minimum 3–5 years in graphic design with an emphasis on multi-page textbook composition (long document production averaging 200–400 pages)

o Candidate should have current experience and samples that show production capability

Educational Background Required:

o Degree in graphic design, advertising or publishing preferred
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