Desk Top Publishing Operator

DTP Operator

The tasks an Desk Top Publishing Operator is expected to perform include:Laying out pages, selecting size and style of type, and entering text and graphics into computer to produce printed material like advertisement, brochures, forms, etc. Reviewing layout and customer order

Printing paper or film copies of completed material

Knowledge of graphic arts techniques

Well-versed in typesetting and using computer

Proficient in printing material such as newsletters, brochures, advertisement, etc.

Well-versed with using input device such as mouse, keyboard, scanner, modem, etc.

Knowledge of aesthetic standards, layout specifications of graphic designeretc.

Knowledge of DTP software

Proficient in operating automatic film developer to process photographs

Knowledge of assembling artwork into paste-up

Knowledge of Page Maker, Coral Draw, Photoshop, etc.

Will be updated

Good communication skills

Creative thinking

Proficient in English and other local language

Hard working

It is a desk job Need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Self-employment is an option, and in this case, working hours and working days will be flexible

Shift system may predominantly not be available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Health hazards include working in front of computer for long hours, etc.

Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, headache, cervical and lumbar spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, mental stress, etc.

For freshers INR 6,000 to INR 7,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience - INR9,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current Trends of IT & ITeS Sector in India

In 2012, the Indian IT & ITeS sector crossed the US$100 billion milestone; it grew by almost 1,000 times in the last two decades on the basis of cost arbitration, skill availability and government support. The sector is estimated to grow at an 11.5 percent CAGR over 2008-2013 to reach US$108.4 billion. The IT & ITeS industry is expected to reach US$300 billion by 2020 driven by rising demand in domestic market, along with increasing IT Services exports. The CAGR for 2013-2020 is estimated to be 16 percent.

In the IT Exports segment, a large portion of the workforce is currently engineers and MCAs over 80%. The proportion of graduates of science and other streams engaged in software development is expected to show significant increase from about 5% to 10% currently to about 15% to 20%.The Indian IT and ITES Industry would record about US $ 220 billion in exports and US $ 60 billion domestically by 2022, totaling to about US $ 260 billion growing at a CAGR of 12.8%.

The sector provides indirect employment to about 9.5 million people. The sector is expected to employ about 5.1 million professionals directly in FY22 and exports are likely to continue to dominate.This would definitely lead to an increase in employment opportunities of Desk Top Publishing Operator across towns and cities in India.

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