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Technical Publishing Assistant

Advertiser: Standards Australia3.5 out of 53.5 overall rating (6 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
19 Mar 2020
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Advertising, Arts & Media, Editing & Publishing
Who is Standards Australia?

We are an independent not-for-profit organisation, recognised by the Australian Government as the peak non-government Standards body.  We develop internationally aligned Australian Standards in the national interest and work closely with government, industry, consumer and stakeholder groups.

We are currently going through a period of exciting change and are looking for people to join us on our journey.

We are a team of 170+ employees based in a great Sydney CBD location close to various forms of public transport. We have a collaborative, friendly and professional working environment where we encourage self-growth and career development.

About the Role

The Technical Publishing Assistant will support the publication processes that combine the input of Standards Australia's committee members, in-house Project Managers, Editors and Technical Drawing specialists. 

The Technical Publishing Assistant’s role is principally to prepare documents for publication in various media. They will also provide first level support within the publishing services team on how to use current publishing technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing first level support to the PS team on Publishing Services tools by troubleshooting issues and bugs, and escalating where necessary
  • Working and experimenting with new layouts/set ups in complex documents, as required
  • Advising on appropriate workflow procedures 
  • Formatting technical documents 
  • Verifying the accuracy of work when requested
  • Communicating with stakeholders in a timely and professional manner
  • Knowledge sharing with colleagues
  • General project administration 
Desirable Skills

The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail and strong Microsoft Office skills. They may also be familiar with some of the technology we use:
  • eXtyles
  • Typefi
  • oXygen
  • MathType
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Adobe Suite
  • JIRA
  • Confluence
Minimum Education/Professional Requirements
  • University degree in a similar field
  • Experience in a publishing role 
Working for Standards Australia 

Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect and Excellence form the basis of all we do.  We measure our success not only on the outcomes but on the path we took to get there.

We offer a flexible and positive environment where individual and team efforts are recognised and rewarded.  The company is committed to a workplace which supports equal employment opportunities. 

What now?

If this sounds like an environment that will bring out the best in you, please submit your resume and cover letter with your salary expectations. Eligible applicants must be a Permanent Resident or have legal rights to work in Australia.
The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?
  • Which of the following Adobe products are you experienced with?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a publishing role?

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