Production Assistant
Dartmouth Journal Services - Waterbury, VT

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Provide support to the Production Specialists and customers for production tracking, pre-edit processes and quality control, vendor file transfer, customer proof distribution, file maintenance/archiving, and all journal and book schedule adherence.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Ensure integrity of data in production database for incoming and outgoing materials to/from customers, freelancers and global partners.
  • Review and provide feedback regarding manuscript preparation operations performed by global partners.
  • Pre-edit manuscripts and/or perform quality checking of pre-edit processes. Resolve basic quality concerns.
  • Process finished art proofs.
  • Transfer electronic manuscripts and graphics to appropriate vendor(s) and resolve any related transfer problems.
  • Maintain good communications and relations with offshore partners and other departments and staff.
  • Send electronic proofs and hard copy proofs, per customer requirements, to editorial staff, authors and customers.
  • Check vendor products for compliance with specifications per Department procedures and under the direction of the Production Specialist.
  • Perform periodic system maintenance and archiving.
  • Back up Office Assistant duties as necessary.
  • Maintain procedures documentation.
  • Contribute to ongoing workflow refinements.
  • Assist in training new staff as assigned by the Group Leader.
  • Participate in team, Group and All Staff meetings.
  • Perform general office duties such as filing, photocopying, and faxing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Qualifications:
    • Proficient computer skills, including keyboarding, file management, databases and experience with MS applications.
    • Organized and attentive to fine detail. Must be able to prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
    • Successful customer service experience.
    • Cooperative with other departments and personnel, and able to maintain positive relationships with vendors and customers.
    • High school diploma or equivalent.

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