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Technical Publishing Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512951-620822
    • Job Location: Rochester, NY
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 14, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:



General Code is an established and growing leader in the field of code publishing and maintenance, serving several thousand municipal customers throughout the United Sates. Working within an XML system, our professional codification team creates, edits and publishes codes which are output in print, to CDs and mobile devices and to our industry-leading online software eCode360® where they are regularly accessed by millions of end users and public officials. As a key member of the Publishing Production Team, the Technical Publishing Specialist creates these large and complex legal documents and updates them with an astonishing degree of accuracy. The tasks to produce publish and maintain codes —some of which are highly graphical—require expertise in a variety of integrated publishing systems software, attention to detail, as well as fluency in the art and technology of new media. The successful applicant for this position will demonstrate technical expertise, design sensibilities and a keen desire to participate in a values-based, team-oriented business environment.




  • Use multiple software products —including browsers, asset repository, Topleaf, Microsoft Office, Prince, Adobe Creative Suite, and Acrobat— to manage XML content to create final output to paper and electronic media

  • Effectively manage workflow tasks and projects

  • Use Arbortext to edit XML data as needed

  • Modify Instruction Pages to reflect Topleaf output; troubleshoot Topleaf errors

  • Correct layout errors as identified and marked by output Quality Control

  • Use CSS to create optimized output layouts for various mediums and to style content appropriately

  • Using standard DTP tools, perform basic image editing and page layout

  • Create accurate and complete final PDFs for publishing

  • Create, assemble and/or maintain process documentation

  • Interact effectively with functional team and other company teams, in a manner that fosters teamwork

  • Work within and toward the corporate goals, strategies, values and profitability objectives

  • Perform other duties as assigned



Experience and Skills:




  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Communications, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Media Arts, Publishing Technology; BS preferred

  • XML workflow experience required; CSS and HTML programming experience is a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex multitask workflows and assign work to others in support of deadlines

  • Previous experience supervising day to day workflows within a team is a plus

  • Proficient with professional publishing systems software and tasks such as creating macros, templates and form-fields; working with tables, tables of contents, headers, and footnotes: Creating and modifying toolbars, buttons and macros

  • Expert user of desktop publishing software such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator

  • Basic design skills to correct final output so as to reflect intended visual layouts

  • Self-directed learner with a continuous-improvement mindset; adapts to change and seeks technologies and methods to improve tools, processes and products

  • Works independently and creatively to address problems and apply solutions

  • Excellent organizational skills; manages multiple tasks while meeting publishing deadlines

  • Good project and time management skills with attention to detail and accuracy

  • Team player, with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Personal values that meet our corporate values




    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and use hands/fingers to handle or feel. Employee will occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.




    ***General Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer




General Code offers flexible schedules and other benefits such as 401K Match, Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation time, personal time, paid holidays and much more!

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