We are currently looking for a talented Publications Assistant to join our Neglected Tropical Diseases community journal within our rapidly growing San Francisco office.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and highly organized self-starter with first class communication and problem solving skills. Previous experience working in a fast paced environment is a must. The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating the functioning of the community-run journal, by helping authors and reviewers through the peer review process. This is not a writing job.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Operating our online submission system, Editorial Manager, to facilitate the peer review process for the journal.
- Assisting authors, reviewers, and academic editors by answering queries by email and phone, uploading files, and ensuring a timely peer review process.
- Communicating issues raised by our production team to authors.
- Fielding questions from scientists, members of the public, and the press about the journal.
- Support the Publications Managers in their tasks.
- Other special projects as approved by the Publications Managers.
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- College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.
- Experience in publishing, preferably STM or academic.
- Familiarity with content management systems. Able to work with all Microsoft Office applications.
- Enthusiasm for science and/or technology, highly efficient, organized and flexible.
- High level of maturity and sensitivity in resolving clients concerns.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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