Highlight Technologies

Word Processor - 508 Formatting Specialist

Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati


Highlight is seeking a word processor with experience in preparing Word and PDF documents for on-line accessibility for disabled readers by performing Section 508 accessibility tagging and formatting. You will join a team of document specialists and technical editors providing support services to prepare, revise and finalize scientific reports and other written products.


This is a remote opportunity.


  • Prepare Word and PDF documents for on-line accessibility for disabled readers by performing Section 508 accessibility tagging and formatting.
  • The planning and execution of layout, formatting, and typing of complicated statistical tables and equations in Word.
  • Layout of graphics in Word, and the preparation and revision of graphical elements of scientific documents (e.g., figures, charts, etc.).
  • The use of MS Word features in such as, styles, track changes, indexing, automatic generation of a table of contents, footnotes and endnotes.
  • Scientific terminology and statistical typing.
  • Equation editor in Word and PowerPoint.
  • Preparation of presentation materials like posters and slides using PowerPoint.
  • Document proofreading, bibliographic verification, file comparisons.
  • The use of Endnote reference management software in tandem with EPA’s proprietary reference database in the preparation of documents.


  • Public Trust eligibility.
  • Must be highly attentive to detail and able to effectively manage difficult deadlines.
  • At least five years’ professional word processing experience using recent versions of Microsoft Word, and advanced proficiency in English grammar, spelling, syllabification and punctuation of technical or unusual words.
  • Must have experience carrying out section 508 accessibility tagging and formatting in Adobe Acrobat Professional and Word, as well as the use of the built in Adobe Acrobat accessibility checker, and/or third-party accessibility checker applications such as PDF Accessibility Checker (PAC).
  • Any of the following Microsoft Office Specialist certifications:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word 2013 Expert, or Microsoft Office Specialist 2013 Master (Word Expert path)
    • Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word 2016 Expert, or Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Office 2016 Master
    • Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Word Expert (Word and Word 2019) or Microsoft Office Specialist: Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019) (both Word exams)
  • Intermediate or higher proficiency using the following software applications:
    • Microsoft Office PowerPoint, Excel, Access, and Outlook
    • Endnote
    • Adobe Acrobat Professional, and Photoshop and/or Illustrator

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s, associates, or vocational degree.
  • Graphics design experience.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud certifications for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

About Highlight

For over ten years, Highlight has provided Development and Modernization, Secure IT, and Mission Solution services to our federal government customers. Our team knows the technology; we understand how our customers and their stakeholders work; and we know how to implement industry best practices to deliver high-quality, end-to-end solutions that minimize risk and maximize results.


Since our inception, Highlight has had an employee-first mindset. Our mission is to provide employees with rewarding and impactful career opportunities. In 2021, Highlight’s founder and CEO, Rebecca Andino, implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan to embody and expand our culture of transparency, teamwork and rewarding the work of our employees. By becoming an ESOP, our employee-owners share in the success of the company through their ownership stake. To learn more about ESOPS, check out: www.esopinfo.org


We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change - regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics. Our team is dedicated to foster diversity within our teams to promote creativity, innovation, and teamwork to deliver the best solutions for our customers.




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