Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N0018 / Editorial Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under general supervision, provides a range of technical support services in preparation of technical or scholarly publications and documents. May train, lead and/or guide the work of others.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Inputs data, edits, and formats technical and non-technical documents such as grant proposals, manuscripts, articles, course descriptions, reports, promotional materials, and correspondence; incoming drafts may be hardcopy, on tape, and/or on disk.
  2. Inputs data, edits, formats, and produces camera-ready copy for publication, including newsletters, annual reports, booklets, course catalogs and schedules, and manuals.
  3. Designs and produces complex computer-generated forms, tables, and graphs.
  4. Maintains databases/files including those used to track subscriptions, mailing lists, and articles submitted for publication.
  5. Provides technical computer support services and training to department personnel, as appropriate to the objectives of the position.
  6. May lead, guide, and train staff/student employees, interns, and/or volunteers performing related work; may participate in the recruitment of volunteers, as appropriate to the area of operation.
  7. Serves as a liaison between the unit and printers and/or publishers.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in developing design and layout of materials to be published.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to evaluate and edit the content, structure, and format of a range of written material.
  • Database management skills.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and training to end users.
  • Knowledge of printing procedures and requirements.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Maintaining editorial databases/files; b) designing and producing computer-generated forms, tables, and graphs; c) formatting technical and non-technical documents; and d) vocational training in editorial/graphic discipline.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 10/01/2018