You will be responsible for assessing the quality of work delivered by copy editors and proofreaders and ensuring that the Publisher's house style is adhered to in all published work. The Production Specialist is also responsible for working with layout editors to ensure that the text's overall presentation and its elements (e.g., tables and figures) meet the style and quality requirements. The Production Specialist manages the production schedule from acceptance to print and online deliveries and monitor page usage and other journal metrics.
Manage all production and distribution logistics of assigned titles.
Manage the copyediting, typesetting and proofreading vendors for print and online publications.
Develop, track, and troubleshoot production schedules for your assigned titles and ensure adherence to the schedule by editors, authors, and vendors throughout to keep the production process moving.
Review and approve all stages of proofs before publication (i.e., the work of copy editors, proofreaders, and layout editors) for quality, correctness, consistency, accuracy, and readability. Review the files for quality and upload final files for online publication.
Identify rights and permission problems in work and assist in resolving them.
Enforce page budgets and page charges, approve and issue production invoices and purchase orders correctly.
Provide information and accurately invoice excess costs. You must be able to recognize cost drivers.
Stand-in for colleagues as needed.
Document process for your assigned titles.
Actively collaborate in departmental initiatives and participate in meetings. Assist in documenting departmental processes in consultation with Desk Editor.
You will work with other in-house teams to negotiate and monitor time frames for manuscripts in pre-production stages.
Collect editor/co-editor/section editor requests regarding journal style sheets or services and submit it to the Desk Editor.
Assist with tabulating annual journal accept/reject rates and specific article data for annual reports and at Editors and Desk Editor's request.
Establish and maintain professional and responsive relationships with all authors, editors, reviewers, editorial boards, associated organizations, production partners, subscribers, and in-house Company staff.
According to the production targets, publish manuscripts, and the requirements set out in contractual agreements with clients and indexers.
A Bachelor’s degree (e.g. English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or relevant field)
2-4 years of relevant editorial/publishing experience.
A demonstrated interest in the English language and publishing…