The job involves coordinating and leading a team of external DTP specialists working on a specific project within several languages and enhancing technical DTP skills. The objective of DTP is to ensure that any text/material into another culture/market/vision is done without altering the original intention of the corpus. Moreover, the DTP Lead must lead and direct the activities of a group of external DTP specialists and ensure that the work is performed at a satisfactorily high standard within the specified deadlines. The Publishing Lead is required to produce a consistent high quality work and to make sure that a constant and unrivalled quality control is always performed on all projects.
Managing a team of external DTP specialists.
Sampling and performing QAs on final products.
Keeping reference materials/project kits organised and up to date.
Ensuring that resources and specialists are in place with the assistance of DTP Manager and DTP Outsourcing Manager.
Achieving the goals assigned by the DTP Manager and Project Managers.
Analysing the product from a DTP/localisation point of view, evaluating files, and preparing projects for DTP
Preparing DTP kits with instructions for DTP specialists.
Attending meetings related to the department and assigned projects.
Producing consistent high quality work and ensuring that the work carried out meet required quality standards.
Meeting customers to discuss their DTP requirements
Solving problems and conflicts as they arise
Liaising with project managers, co-ordinators and team leads of other groups - in planning the project schedule.
Keeping the Project Manager and DTP Manager well informed on the status/progress of the project.
Tracking and managing a query log
Track and report performance feedback to external resources and the DTP Outsourcing manager
Performing Desktop Publishing in a variety of packages as required by customers, both PC and MAC.
Research of DTP material, tools and packages
Ensuring that all DTP procedures are duly observed.
Train DTP Specialists when necessary
4-5 years DTP experience in the localisation industry is generally required. Experience is more important than qualification at this level.
Proven co-ordination / leadership skills
Expert knowledge of the main DTP packages (Word, FrameMaker, In Design, PhotoShop, Illustrator and PowerPoint) and exposure to other less used packages(PageMaker and Quark Xpress).
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team are essential.
Ability to problem solve, show strong initiative and give attention to detail.
Ability to analyse projects, to plan and schedule activities.
Analytical and technical skills
Excellent English skills, both oral and written
Can progress to DTP Manager or Project Management. This is subject to individual skills and performance.
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