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Employment Opportunities

Strong benefits of employment at NBP include: compelling literacy mission, great colleagues, down-to-earth working environment, accessible location near Symphony Hall, and good compensation package.

National Braille Press is an internationally recognized and growing nonprofit braille publisher and printer with $5 million from publications sales, charitable donations, and job shop revenues.


Available Positions

Marketing and Communications Manager
Braille Transcriber
Production/Finishing Support


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Part time (non-exempt) or Contractor

National Braille Press supports a lifetime of opportunity for blind children through braille literacy, and provides access to information that empowers blind people to actively engage in work, family, and community affairs. A non-profit braille publisher, National Braille Press promotes literacy for blind children through outreach programs and provides access to information by producing information in braille for blind children and adults. National Braille Press is the premier braille publisher in the US specializing in producing original braille works written by blind authors expressly for blind people.

National Braille Press is looking for a high energy, creative individual to oversee implementation of the marketing plan, external communications, graphic design support, branding, and advertising for National Braille Press. This position will work with department managers in developing advertising, creating collateral materials, newsletters, product launches, and program support.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with departments on a consistent, organization-wide design and development of collateral materials.
  • Collaborate with departments on achieving the goals of specific events and programs; promoting attendance at events; raising awareness of new initiatives both in the general public and within the braille and blindness communities.
  • Produce engaging content in support of collateral materials, weekly website copy, advertising copy, and public outreach.
  • Ensure external messaging for web, print, electronic and social media supports organization's strategic marketing and communications goals.
  • Work closely with the President and Senior Management to better understand and help shape NBP's overall marketing and communications strategy.
  • Maintain strong internal communication with departments in order to best communicate messages to the public at large.
  • Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Superior Writing skills for both print and web
  • Organizational and MS Office/computer skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal skills.
  • Must be able to think creatively and strategically, have excellent judgment and discretion.
  • Other Requirements Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications, design or related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience preferred. Good design skills and familiarity with Adobe InDesign. Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw or similar.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to hr@nbp.org. No phone calls, please.


    BRAILLE TRANSCRIBER

    FULL TIME (non-exempt)

    National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work as a braille transcriber, converting print texts, including books, magazines, and other print material into braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

    A transcriber is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment. This role is critical component in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

    Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Transcribe electronic files of print material into braille that is complete, accurate, timely, and formatted according to guidelines set forth by the Braille Authority of North America, National Braille Press standards, and/or to customer specifications.
  • Typeset for title pages, spines, book cards, large-print projects as needed.
  • Operate all relevant machinery and software, including braille translation software, scanners, embossers, plate-embossing-devices, stereotypers, printers, dot knockers, etc.
  • Work with braille proofreaders and prepress support staff to make all necessary corrections to braille material.
  • Provide in-house support and finishing work for material transcribed by outside contracted transcribers.
  • Function as a responsible and reliable employee of the corporation. A transcriber has a clear understanding of our mission statement, and is prepared to effectively represent the company in the general community.
  • Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Prior knowledge of braille codes is desirable.
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to hr@nbp.org. No phone calls, please.


    PRODUCTION/FINISHING SUPPORT

    FULL TIME (non-exempt)

    National Braille Press is looking for a reliable and energetic individual to work in the production finishing department. Responsibilities include the collation, binding, and packaging of customized braille material, as well as light administrative tasks. This is a full-time position in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

    SCOPE
    Production/Finishing Support is involved in multiple aspects of production at National Braille Press. Working closely with the teams on the Production floor, this individual is responsible for the maintenance, improvement, and expansion of braille as it relates to the mission of National Braille Press.

    Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Perform collation, folding, binding, and packaging for braille products.
  • Safely operate bindery, pressing, or collating equipment as required by production schedule, including embossers, thermoform machines, saddle stitchers, Heidelberg presses, industrial cutter, riveter, electric and manual pallet jacks, etc.).
  • Adhere to timelines and communicate scheduling conflicts and/or concerns to leads.
  • Follow and enforce strict quality control procedures.
  • Maintain security procedures and participate in meetings to collaborate on new processes.
  • Monitor braille properties, including stock quality and product quality within the finishing department.
  • Assist in the receipt, storage, inventory, and recycling of raw goods.
  • Minimum Job Requirements

  • Ability to lift 25 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet and load into trucks.
  • Good command of the English language and ability to communicate quickly and effectively.
  • Basic knowledge of PC and Microsoft Word/Excel is required
  • Submit a cover letter and resume to hr@nbp.org. No phone calls, please.



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