Publications Assistant – PLOS Medicine – US
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) - San Francisco, CA

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We are currently looking for a talented Publications Assistant to join our Community Journals team 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 PLOS Medicine community-run journal, by helping authors and reviewers through the peer review process. General knowledge of science, science publishing, and/or open access would be advantageous but is not essential.

Responsibilities:
  • Operating our online peer-review software to facilitate the peer review process for each journal.
  • Operate our online submission system, Editorial Manager, to facilitate the peer review process for each journal.
  • Assist authors, reviewers, and academic editors by answering queries by email and phone, uploading files, and ensuring a timely peer review proces.
  • Professionally communicate issues raised by our production team to authors.
  • Field questions from scientists, members of the public, and the press about the journals.
  • Support the Publications Managers in their tasks.
  • Other special projects as approved by the Publications Managers and Editorial Manager.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • College graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.
  • Previous experience in publishing, preferably STM or academic is desirable.
  • 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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