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Publications Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs

Job Description

The VCE Publications Specialist works with Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication team members to create and distribute dynamic and accessible publications and other resources. Under the direction of the Publication Manager, the Publications Specialist is responsible for creating and revising publications using InDesign and Microsoft Word, posting publications to the VCE Website, the VCE Storefront, and the Library of Virginia publications depository; managing the pest management guide revision process; proofreading publications and website entries; creating fillable and accessible forms; maintaining the VCE publications file archive; assisting with the production of digital publications; assisting faculty members with digital publication enhancements such as photos and video; assisting with the implementation of a marketing plan including social media; keeping clients and vendors informed, as well as fiscal duties including purchasing and payments; and general office tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications

High attention to detail, ability to work independently, with a commitment to quality customer service. Experience editing and creating print and digital documents using the Adobe Creative Cloud including InDesign, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, the ability to manage complex spreadsheets, and be extremely organized.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of digital accessibility requirements and the ability to create accessible digital content; photography skills including planning, taking and editing photos and videos; experience using website CMS systems, and knowledge of Virginia Tech fiscal processes and software, including HokieMart and Chrome River.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Review Date

December 1, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Must have a driver's license check

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lori Greinerat lgreiner@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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