We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Production Manager. This full-time position in our London office will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals.
The position requires a sociable, professional attitude, and the ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information.
Application deadline: 30th April 2019
- Manage all phases of the production process (copy-editing, formatting, proofing, validating online PDF and XML/HTML formats)
- Ensuring articles are produced in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining high quality standards.
- Maintain tracking sheets with data relevant to production of journal(s).
- Work closely with a team of coordinators, and web producers.
- Support authors via email
- Ensure that issues affecting production process are reported and resolved
- Oversee the functionality of the website while executing the above tasks and working closely with the IT team to resolve possible problems
- Any other duties undertaken by the production department, for example e-book and event and abstract book publications
- Project management
- Contributing to meeting targets
- Departmental planning with line manager
- Communicating and coordinating with typesetters.
- Engaged in production based projects
- Line management responsibility for a team of Production Assistants and Specialists
- Reports to Production Director
- At least 2 years of experience working in a scientific publishing house
- At least 1 year of management experience
- Aptitude for digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations
- Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines
- Sound and mature judgment; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders
- Attentive to fine details
- Strong MS Office skills (word, excel, etc).
- Experience in mark-up languages, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign is a plus, but are not required
- Publishing or editing experience is a plus, but not essential
- Flawless communication in written and spoken English (native speakers are a plus, but not a must)
- Knowledgeable about the internet
The position will be located in our London office. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the UK. Your application should include:
1. Cover letter and resume (as DOC or PDF) in English only
2. The indication of your earliest availability.
- 25 days' vacation per year
- Participation into Frontiers annual bonus scheme
- Professional development partnership with Coursera for all
- Plenty of social & fun benefits!