Karna, LLC

Visual Information Specialist III

Job ID 2023-2393
Job Locations
Health Communications


In consultation with CDC MMWR staff, the Visual Information Specialist will format publication layout, including creating and editing graphics, figures, tables, and boxes for regularly scheduled and ad-hoc MMWR reports at the CDC. She/he will ensure 508 compliance of reports and work with leadership and other stakeholders, ensuring daily/weekly deadlines are met.


  • Manage the process of self and others in making unformatted Word documents visually appealing by using Adobe InDesign to incorporate spacing, headings, colors, and graphics for a variety of large complex documents
  • Manage formatting requirements, including 508 accessibility, and ensure compliance for client submission
  • Use and create templates and styles for reports, data, citations, etc.
  • Proof and edit the work of others for submission to the client
  • Edit and incorporate high-end graphics into documentation
  • Oversee the tracking of multiple document processing progress, taking on a high volume of work
  • Prepare, format, and other desktop-publishing related requirements (page orientation/limits; attachment requirements; tabulation) and ensure compliance with all requirements
  • Serve as main point of contact with the client, providing strategic and tactical guidance and attending meetings
  • Perform quality checks and reviews
  • Publication deadlines require some work outside of normal business hours



  • AA/AS or BA/BS Degree, Master’s a plus; 3 years additional experience accepted in lieu of degree
  • Minimum of 15 years working with production of printed materials (documentation, proposals, etc.)
  • At least 10 years working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro)
  • Advanced knowledge and use of Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of and experience with Section 508 compliance activities required
  • Proof of extensive portfolio of past accomplishments and work
  • Experience with scientific or public health publications strongly preferred
  • Background investigation required
  • Remote candidates will be considered, based on experience



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