Production Editor
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for an extremely detail-oriented, highly organized Production Editor to manage, copyedit, and provide quality control for electronic files accepted for publication. The Production Editor will work with a small, diverse team of editors and production personnel to execute the timely publication of articles.

The ideal candidate should have prior academic publishing experience, a keen interest in science, medicine, and publication ethics; be eager to apply strong computer skills, and able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment.

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the flow of articles through the Production workflow – schedule, track, and assign articles
  • Work with authors, editors, contractors, and internal staff as necessary to complete tasks for publication
  • Light copyedit and/or formatting of scientific articles
  • Review and mark up proofs; organize and implement proof corrections
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise during production and after publication, communicating with editor, author, vendor, or internal personnel as appropriate
  • Act as production team’s point of contact for assigned journal(s)
  • Perform final online quality check of articles in PDF and XML/HTML formats
  • Assist with documentation and process improvement
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word. Comfortable working knowledge of Explorer, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Basic understanding of graphics software, Googledocs, Adobe PDF markup, and LaTeX.
  • Background working with a content management system or a similar software-driven tracking system
  • Possess a working knowledge of XML-based publishing
  • Familiar with CSE and AMA styles
  • Good organizational skills – strong ability to manage aggressive deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks
  • Strong communication skills – interact professionally and diplomatically with authors and staff to resolve moderately complex issues
  • Proven ability to work independently and proactively, and to establish and maintain position of trust among organization’s departments
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