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Journal Production Editor

Job #: 
DJS 1401
Sheridan Company: 
Dartmouth Journal Services, Waterbury, Vermont
1st Shift
Statement of Purpose: 

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: 
  1. Contact author/editorial office for missing elements or substandard materials.
  2. For outsourced copyediting: Work with team to prioritize assignments.  Review copyediting by freelancers, resolve queries and provide feedback as necessary.
  3. For in-house copyediting: Edit manuscript per specific journal style.  Resolve editing and art queries with author and editor.
  4. Review incoming advertising materials and resolve queries/problems.
  5. Track materials (mss, art, ads, etc) at article and issue stages with Assistant support as needed.  Maintain pertinent internal and customer databases.
  6. Prepare electronic files and associated materials for composition and/or imaging.
  7. 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.
  8. Check offshore partners’ products for compliance with journals style and specifications.  Review/QC image, cover and ad proofs as required.  Resolve basic quality concerns.
  9. Correspond with authors, customer, offshore partner, manufacturer, online provider(s), etc, regarding schedules, special instructions and job status.
  10. Verify final files and prepare job release materials, including Closing Memo and notifications to manufacturing and online providers(s).
  11. Maintain procedures documentation, and contribute to ongoing workflow refinements.
  12. Responsible for training new staff
  13. Other projects as assigned.
  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or minimum 3 years editorial/composition/publishing and customer service experience.
  2. Organized and attentive to fine detail.  Must be able to multi-task.
  3. Excellent verbal and writing skills.  Professional level of phone and email skills.
  4. Able to resolve conflict in a professional manner.
  5. Good computer skills, including keyboarding, file management, databases, and experience with MS applications.
  6. Cooperative with other departments and personnel, and able to maintain positive relationships with customers.
  7. Able to meet deadlines.
  8. Understand journal style elements and production process.