CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Desktop Publishers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material. Check preliminary and final proofs for errors and make necessary corrections.
 
Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
 
View monitors for visual representation of work in progress and for instructions and feedback throughout process, making modifications as necessary.
 
Enter text into computer keyboard and select the size and style of type, column width and appropriate spacing for printed materials.
 
Store copies of publications on paper, magnetic tape, film or diskette.
 
Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
 
Enter digitized data into electronic prepress system computer memory, using scanner, camera, keyboard, or mouse.
 
Edit graphics and photos using pixel or bitmap editing, airbrushing, masking, or image retouching.
 
Import text and art elements such as electronic clip-art or electronic files from photographs that have been scanned or produced with a digital camera, using computer software.
 
Prepare sample layouts for approval, using computer software.
 
Study layout or other design instructions to determine work to be done and sequence of operations.
 
Load floppy disks or tapes containing information into system.
 
Convert various types of files for printing or for the Internet, using computer software.
 
Enter data, such as coordinates of images and color specifications, into system to retouch and make color corrections.
 
Select number of colors and determine color separations.
 
Transmit, deliver or mail publication master to printer for production into film and plates.
 
Collaborate with graphic artists, editors and writers to produce master copies according to design specifications.
 
Create special effects such as vignettes, mosaics, and image combining, and add elements such as sound and animation to electronic publications.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Communications and Media Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Fine Arts Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
AT&T Troff Desktop publishing software
 
Actuate DocBook Web page creation and editing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software Document management software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver Web page creation and editing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player Web page creation and editing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe FrameMaker Desktop publishing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Freehand Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign Desktop publishing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe LiveMotion Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker Desktop publishing software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Adobe Systems Adobe PostScript Development environment software
 
AlgoLab Raster to Vector Conversion Toolkit Data conversion software
 
Apple AppleScript Operating system software
 
Apple iPhoto Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Arts & Letters Express software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Cascading Style Sheets CSS Web platform development software
 
Cenon software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
CodedColor software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Color management software Document management software
 
Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Corel CorelScan Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
Corel OCR-Trace 8 Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
Corel Paint Shop Pro Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Corel Photo-Paint Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Corel Ventura Desktop publishing software
 
Corel WebDraw Video creation and editing software
 
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
 
Data conversion software Data conversion software
 
Desktop publishing software Desktop publishing software
 
Extensible markup language XML Enterprise application integration software
 
GNU Image Manipulation Program GIMP Graphics or photo imaging software
 
GTX RastorCAD Data conversion software
 
Graphics card driver software Graphics card driver software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
GrassHopper PageStream Desktop publishing software
 
Hypertext markup language HTML Web platform development software
 
Inkscape software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Internet browser software Internet browser software
 
JavaScript Web platform development software
 
LaTeX software Desktop publishing software
 
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
 
Microsoft Office Visio Charting software
 
Microsoft Picture It! Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
Microsoft Publisher Desktop publishing software
 
Microsoft Visual Basic Development environment software
 
Microsoft Word Word processing software
 
Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking Voice recognition software
 
Nuance OmniPage Professional Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
Objectif Lune PlanetPress.Suite Desktop publishing software
 
Online image and graphics database software Information retrieval or search software
 
OpenOffice.org Office suite software
 
PANTONE ColorVision ProfilerPlus Optical character reader OCR or scanning software
 
PagePlus SE software Desktop publishing software
 
Passepartout software Desktop publishing software
 
Pattern Stream software Desktop publishing software
 
Portable document file creation software Data conversion software
 
Potrace software Data conversion software
 
Printer driver software Printer driver software
 
QuarkXPress Desktop publishing software
 
Raster Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Scalable vector graphics SVG Development environment software
 
Scribus software Desktop publishing software
 
Spelling and grammar checking software Spell checkers
 
Sun Microsystems Java Object or component oriented development software
 
Trix TracTrix Data conversion software
 
Ulead PhotoImpact Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Vector Software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
WordWeb Data base user interface and query software
 
Xara X Graphics or photo imaging software
 
iView MultiMedia software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Laser printers Laser printers
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Pen tablets Graphics tablets
 
Scanners Scanners
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Advertising Associate
Art Director
Computer Compositor
Computer Operator
Computer Publisher
Computer Typesetter
Creative Director
DTP Operator
Design Editor
Desk Top Publisher
Desktop Publishing Specialist
Digital Pre Press Operator
Document Design Specialist
Editor
Electronic Console Display Operator
Electronic Imager
Electronic Pagination System Operator
Electronic Prepress Operator
Electronic Prepress System Operator
Electronic Publisher
Electronic Publishing Specialist
Graphic Artist
Graphic Designer
Graphics Specialist
Mac Operator
Magazine Publisher
Managing Editor
Online Publisher
Page Makeup System Operator
Prepress Supervisor
Production Artist
Production Assistant
Production Manager
Studio Designer
Technical Editor
Technical Publications Manager
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Multi-Media/Print/Related
Job Family: Publications/Media/Print
Benchmark Title: Desktop Publishers
 
 
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