Desktop Publishing Specialist at Mathematica (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding using data science and analytics. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength.

Read more about our benefits here:https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance.

The Desktop Publishing Specialistis responsible for producing complex documents, presentations, graphics, questionnaires, forms, and other products, using Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat software.
  • Format documents and products quickly and accurately, in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), utilizing Mathematica templates/styles/branding or client custom requirements, to produce visually compelling documents.
  • Work collaboratively with internal customers, production colleagues, and creative services to encourage accessible authoring of content by sharing guidelines, best practices, and subject matter expertise.
  • Ensure new documents and forms are formatted and finalized in accordance with Section 508 compliance/accessibility requirements, often involving fixing colors in figures, adding alternate text (alt text), proper file names, link names and structure, and checking that all elements (including headings, tables, and lists) are structured properly.
  • Exhibit a client-first philosophy. Focus on creating the best experience for both the internal and external customer.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly self-motivated and adaptable to learning and understanding new technologies.
  • Able to work both independently and on a team, and have the ability to organize and present information in a clear, concise manner.
  • Actively support the advancement of organizational diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and apply diversity, equity and inclusion lens across job responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when requested.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as needed.


Position Requirements:
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum two years of experience in large-scale document production, preferably in a federal contracting environment
  • A combination of equivalent education and work experience may be substituted for the above requirements.
Functional Knowledge (Preferred):
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat. Task management tools (ServiceNow experience helpful) on a Microsoft Windows platform.
  • Knowledge of page layout and formatting techniques, creating and working with templates and style sheets, document production, placing photos and artwork, and product deliverables.
  • Strong aptitude in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to prioritize a variety of projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and a proactive attitude.
  • Experience with surveys and other data collections documents a plus.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references at time of application.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you work on such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $42,000-$50,000.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Available Locations: Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI, Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
More Information on Mathematica
Mathematica operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica was founded in 1968. It has 1751 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 62 open jobs at Mathematica, click here.
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