Position Description
Press United States Institute of Peace Press
Production and Design
Desktop Publishing Specialist


Title: Desktop Publishing Specialist

Hiring process: Scope of work (SOW) hourly contractor

Estimated hourly rate: $50-90/hour

Estimated hours per week: 10-20 hrs/week

Location: Onsite (required)

Benefits: No


The United States Institute of Peace is looking for a part-time desktop publishing specialist. The desktop publishing specialist is responsible for the typesetting and page layout of reports. This individual should have a strong working knowledge of Adobe CC, including InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Excellent communication skills are a must, as this position will be working directly with an in-house publications team. Familiarity with proofreading and The Chicago Manual of Style.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews art files for quality
  • Formats text and photos into complete typeset files in InDesign using approved layouts/templates
  • Makes revisions/corrections to existing typeset files based on proofreader/author revisions
  • Produces final files suitable for print and online publication
  • Reviews and approves all stages of proofs before publication
  • Performs any overflow of project-specific in-house technical duties

How to Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to PubsJobs@usip.org.

Initial applications will be reviewed on Tuesday, May 9th

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