Technical Support Specialist
Dartmouth Journal Services - Waterbury, VT

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To provide technical support for DJS customers and staff in the areas of editorial, composition, electronic/online delivery and production workflow management services.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical support to DJS customers and staff
    • Support all internal and external users of DJS publishing applications, tools and technologies, including custom-developed and off-the-shelf applications.
    • Lead or assist troubleshooting efforts, escalating issues as appropriate and completing help desk tickets.
    • Setup, test and provide demonstrations and training sessions.
    • Create and maintain technical as well as end-user documentation for all systems and customizations.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of applications, tools and technologies.
    • Work cooperatively with the DJS technology development team to develop, enhance, and administer off-the-shelf and custom technology solutions.
    • Lead/assist in the transition of new customers, including database setup, workflow design/configuration, tools configuration and customization, testing and rollout.
    • Setup, test, and troubleshoot existing customer accounts.
    • Interface with DJS technology partners and software providers to troubleshoot, maintain, and support the technology systems.
  • Act as a liaison between DJS Account Managers/Sales Reps and DJS operations personnel
    • Operate as an advocate for customers in employing DJS technologies.
    • Work proactively to ensure a smooth digital process is in place for all customers.
    • Reapply best practices across customers.
    • Assist in resolving workflow difficulties with DJS staff and customers.
  • Review and recommend new technologies
    • Maintain working knowledge of evolving technologies for use in DJS publishing workflows.
    • Provide advice to DJS staff in areas of workflow improvement.
  • Perform all tasks as defined by Supervisors while adhering to our Purpose and Values
    • Act with integrity and build trust with others.
    • Demonstrate sound business and professional ethics.
    • Show consistency of principles, values, and behavior.

  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in technology is preferred but not required
    • 3-5 years of STM editorial and/or publishing experience; customer support experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment preferred
    • Familiarity in development languages and tools such as VBA, Perl, XML, XSLT, SQL, Visual Studio and Crystal Reports; proficiency preferred
    • Experience writing project scope and requirements documents, and technical and end-user documentation preferred
    • Proficient in the use of Windows-based applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, Visio, and Adobe Creative Suite, and software installation procedures
    • Comfortable with learning software and/or programming tools
    • Strong troubleshooting skills; ability to think logically and analytically when addressing support issues
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to adjust communication style to the end user knowledge level in order to convey the message while educating the user
    • Responsible; able to work independently without supervision and complete tasks in a timely manner
    • Strong project management skills; ability to work as part of a team or as a team leader to ensure that tasks are accomplished and tracked in a manner that allows DJS to execute successful implementation of existing or new technologies
    • Familiarity with other publishing-related tools and technologies related to the DJS business including SGML/XML (NLM/JATS experience preferred), ePub, electronic/online distribution and hosting, and peer review systems

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