Production Editor - Journals

Laserwords US Inc. - Lewiston, ME

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $53,000 a year
Job Summary

Production Editor - Journals

SPi Global is more than a publishing company. We are a market leader in technology-driven solutions for the extraction, enrichment and transformation of content assets. Our suite of proprietary technology platforms combined with our deep understanding of content workflows and data structures is the reason we are the partner of choice of leading information companies. SPi Global Inspires Success! We build a culture of excellence that enriches lives, creates value that sustains growth and delivers best-in-class technology and business transformation solutions

The publishing editor - journals is a mid-level role responsible for overseeing management of the production of journal articles, including handling issues, from receipt to online and final print publications, following agreed schedules and standards of quality. Also accesses and updates client systems that support monitoring of journals. Also liaises with editors, editorial assistants, authors, suppliers and internal personnel and contributes to journal account/content management related projects, as may be required

Responsibilities and Duties

Assists authors, editors, and production on article concerns
Advises authors of estimate publication of articles
Provides or suggests issue line-up to editors
Makes follow-ups to authors and editors
Escalates schedule concerns to publisher-clients when needed
Instructs production of changes to proofs.
Checks entries or records of articles in the system and reports problems to production.
Conducts research focusing on information that may be used in current and future
Checks for imminent delays and initiates or recommends measures to mitigate impact.
Evaluates and provides suggestions to resolve quality problems and to prevent similar
occurrence in the future.
Manages strict timelines, budgets and
Verifies corrections and ensures that queries are addressed
Monitors and advises on page budgets, copyediting concerns and as per style, author corrections, etc.
Key Attributes

Must have advanced level experience in Microsoft Office applications
Must be customer-focused and can work independently or with minimal supervision
Must be highly organized
Strong analytical and planning skills.
Highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups and individuals at all levels of an organization.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and implement customer requirements quickly,
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create a high-quality, results-driven, team oriented environment.
Ability to multi-tasking within a fluid work environment
Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s Degree or higher
Prior experience in English language and composition, journal editing, communications, project management
Experience navigating advanced technological systems
Exceptional technical and computer skills
Ability to seek the support needed to meet client expectations
Capability to learn and adapt quickly to new systems (technological, organizational)
Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills, self-directed and able to handle multiple priorities with demanding time frames.
Work Conditions & Physical Requirements

Professional office environment using office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.)
Typical 40-hour work week with extended hours depending upon the needs of business
Frequent sit, stand, walk
Occasional stoop, kneel, crouch
Frequent lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasional lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus

Short-term and long-term disability
Paid time off and paid holidays
Flexible work schedule and occasional remote work opportunities