Production Coordinator

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), a Division of the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, is seeking a Production Coordinator to be stationed at its Champaign Office. This position will work under the direction of the Senior Production Manager in the preparation of archaeological reports, archaeological outreach materials, and creating original content for museums, the public and websites. The successful candidate must have a BA in English/Journalism/Graphic Design plus 48 months of relevant experience in scientific and technical publishing. Must have a knowledge and familiarity with publication practices and procedures, digital printing process, scientific writing nomenclature and practice, and writing for the web; demonstrated ability to finish projects in a timely and competent manner; ability to manage multiple large, complex projects. An ability to take scientific data obtained from various experts and transform it into text and graphics for professional presentations and public interpretation is essential.

The successful candidate should be proficient on Macintosh computers (OS X), Microsoft Office, and Adobe Creative Suite software is required. Requires knowledge of general scientific practice, publication protocol and practices, technical writing, and graphic design.

A valid driver’s license is a plus. Some duties associated with this position will involve travel across the state and the Midwest. Basic familiarity with computer word processing and graphic programs including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign. A basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Java a plus.

This is an academic professional position. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

All candidates must complete an online profile through Please upload your cover letter, resume detailing your relevant qualifications, and the contact information of three references through this system.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Janice Pankey at 217-244-4244. Individuals having questions concerning this position should contact Michael Lewis To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 4, 2012.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Location: Urbana-Champaign

Institution or Company offering position: 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Contact Name: 
Janice Pankey