[texhax] TeX-related job opening at MIT math department

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Mon Jul 28 23:18:49 CEST 2008

We received this request from MIT for a job posting needing lots of
TeX-related skills.  I put it up at http://tug.org/jobboard.html, but I
thought I may as well also send the full version here.  Feel free to
repost/forward wherever you think appropriate.


Job Description Technical/Web Publishing Assistant -- Math Department, MIT

Basic Function and Responsibility:
- Serve as the departmental webmaster.  Provide technical and
administrative support for the Department of Mathematics.  

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Serve as the departmental webmaster, including the creation and
maintenance of web pages as needed. 

- Collaborate with faculty and staff in the development and maintenance
of department and course materials with the goal of expanding and
developing the website's capabilities. 

- Act as a resource to department staff and faculty on web technology
and assist them with updating and refining existing web pages and the
development of new pages.  

- Instruct and train staff on effective web page development, thereby
streamlining the web development process, including creating templates
to enable others to easily create web pages. 

- Perform technical word processing of mathematical documents including
preparation of manuscripts for publication from drafts (e-mail,
hand-written, or word processed); conversion of text from e-mail and
word processed documents; and proofreading for English grammar and
technical symbol accuracy. Provide editorial assistance on reports and

- Serve as the liaison to Valutone Solutions, Inc., the department's
LaTeX outsourcing resource.  Coordinate outsourcing of technical
typesetting to Valutone, and interact with the Valutone project manager
on a regular basis to monitor work flow.  Scan, upload, and download
files to and from Valutone's secure server. 

- Assume responsibility of the organization and maintenance of the
Faculty Photos Project, which includes: corresponding with all faculty
members and photographer, developing and maintaining photo database,
distributing photos as necessary. 

- Develop and expand departmental content management system using mysql.

-Coordinate and produce special projects and reports as required 

Supervision Received:
- Will receive direct supervision from the Personnel Coordinator.

Supervision Exercised:
- None.

Experience Requirements: Must have proven technical typing ability with
expertise in TeX, and LaTeX (samples of LaTeX work
required). Proficiency with HTML, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office
software, e-mail and internet navigation required; familiarity with
mysql, CSS, JavaScript, AMSTeX, Adobe Acrobat and design and/or
publications software preferred; an interest in new technologies and the
willingness to learn new skills is essential.  Ability to perform
multiple tasks, take initiative, and work independently with little
supervision is required.  Discretion and excellent judgement in matters
of confidentiality a must.

Bachelor's degree desirable.  Must be able to set priorities amid
conflicting demands.  Possesses good interpersonal and writing skills.
Ability to work in a tight team to provide continuity and coordination
of information and work flow is essential.  An expectation of this
position is that the incumbent will continue training to keep up with
the evolving demands of this position.

To apply for this position, please go to:


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