Publications Specialist

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



900 7th Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


We are currently seeking a Publications Specialist to join the Research staff at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW), a leading labor organization with more than 700,000 members in the United States and Canada. The candidate will work collaboratively with team members and across the organization to develop and produce a variety of publications such as pamphlets, fliers, books posters and reports, often within tight deadlines. The candidate should be a self-starter and a fast learner who is able to edit written work for clarity and readability.

Representative Major Duties:

  •  Develop, write, rewrite, edit, and proofread a variety of materials.

  •  Read and evaluate manuscripts or other content submitted for publication to ensure they are well written and logically structured; adjust tone and arguments for a variety of audiences.

  •  Design publications using Adobe Creative Cloud software such as lnDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

  •  Coordinate projects from research stage through final production.

  •  Use proofreading and editing marks and professionally accepted style manuals.

  •  Locate, evaluate, and use appropriate research materials to complete projects.

  •  Determine potential copyright and permission issues and resolve them.

  •  Prepare documents and artwork for commercial printers and work directly with printers when necessary to evaluate quality and accuracy of layouts and artwork.

  •  Exercise personal judgment in selecting photos and evaluating and/or creating graphics appropriate for illustrating concepts in publications.

  •  Basic understanding of labor relations and union issues.

  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  •  Ability to work effectively independently and within a team.

  •  Meet frequently with staff to discuss projects and resolve problems.

  •  Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.

  • Creative problem-solving and analytical-thinking skills and ability to contribute new ideas and incorporate feedback.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  •  A bachelor's or graduate degree in Journalism. English, Communications, or a related field.

  •  5 years of professional experience in publishing.


35 hour work week and great benefits.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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