Desktop Typesetter

Graphic Design
US-NY-New York


The position of Typesetter is a key player at TransPerfect and is responsible for all the typesetting and localization of print-ready foreign language documents. The ideal candidate for this position is an individual who has strong production and computer skills that are balanced with experience in type, composition and document layout.



  • Manage production of desktop publishing (DTP) projects using InDesign, Quark, and other desktop publishing applications on MAC and PC
  • Coordinate and communicate with other DTP Specialists, Project Managers, and other production team members, in various offices and time zones, to ensure project deadlines are met
  • Responsible for learning new DTP formats and procedures; able to troubleshoot technical issues
  • Thorough understanding of leading, tracking, kerning and fonts
  • Perform other special projects or duties when required


  • 4-year degree from a university or college
  • Experience with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Office and other desktop publishing applications on a MAC/PC
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to maintain professionalism in all situations under tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills in English
  • Work well with people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures, build relationships with co-workers, work as part of a team, and commit to a high level of service
  • Must be willing to learn new skills, be open to challenges and thrive on success 


For over 20 years, TransPerfect has provided comprehensive language and technology solutions to help our clients communicate and conduct business more effectively in a global marketplace. Equipped with a quality management system certified to both the ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 standards, TransPerfect provides a full array of language and business support services, including translation, interpretation, multicultural marketing, website globalization, subtitling, voiceovers, staffing services, multicultural marketing, training and learning, and legal support services. TransPerfect also offers a suite of cutting edge technologies that significantly reduce costs and improve consistency throughout the translation process, making TransPerfect the vendor of choice for the world's leading multinationals.


With annual revenues of over $550 million, TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions. From offices in more than 85 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. With an unparalleled commitment to quality and client service, TransPerfect is fully ISO 9001 and EN 15038 certified. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.


TransPerfect offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid time off, company-sponsored life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending account options, and a proactive and accessible HR department that focuses on the staff’s health and happiness.


TransPerfect is an equal opportunity employer.


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