Journal Production Editor
Dartmouth Journal Services - Waterbury, VT

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Performs production management duties, from copyedit review through release to press. To provide direction to Assistants and support for the account team.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Contact author/editorial office for missing elements or substandard materials.
  • For outsourced copyediting: Work with team to prioritize assignments. Review copyediting by freelancers, resolve queries and provide feedback as necessary.
  • For in-house copyediting: Edit manuscript per specific journal style. Resolve editing and art queries with author and editor.
  • Review incoming advertising materials and resolve queries/problems.
  • Track materials (mss, art, ads, etc) at article and issue stages with Assistant support as needed. Maintain pertinent internal and customer databases.
  • Prepare electronic files and associated materials for composition and/or imaging.
  • Perform pre-compile and compile duties. Review author and editor corrections and revised art. Clarify instructions for composition and scanning. Review article and issue revisions. Maintain updates of issue standing matter.
  • Check offshore partners’ products for compliance with journals style and specifications. Review/QC image, cover and ad proofs as required. Resolve basic quality concerns.
  • Correspond with authors, customer, offshore partner, manufacturer, online provider(s), etc, regarding schedules, special instructions and job status.
  • Verify final files and prepare job release materials, including Closing Memo and notifications to manufacturing and online providers(s).
  • Maintain procedures documentation, and contribute to ongoing workflow refinements.
  • Responsible for training new staff
  • Other projects as assigned.

  • Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or minimum 3 years editorial/composition/publishing and customer service experience.
  • Organized and attentive to fine detail. Must be able to multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills. Professional level of phone and email skills.
  • Able to resolve conflict in a professional manner.
  • Good computer skills, including keyboarding, file management, databases, and experience with MS applications.
  • Cooperative with other departments and personnel, and able to maintain positive relationships with customers.
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Understand journal style elements and production process.

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