Production Editor ->
PE works closely with journal editors, authors and vendors and support them for publishing of articles / issues. PE to work with internal team and work as a single point of contact for Editors.
PE is also responsible for maintaining timely publishing and proactively work with journals to get the issues on time.
Responsible for meeting the schedule (for print and electronic versions) according to the set publication dates : cutting down checks in order to ensure timely publication (within boundaries set for production team and individual title).
Drawing up detailed issue-by-issue schedules. Provision of electronic files in agreed format for internal and external resources.
Day-to-day contact with designated vendors, issuing clear instructions including briefing according to company procedures, ensuring that vendors meet deadlines and standards, providing constructive feedback to prepress and print vendors and related problem solving.
Alerting Production Manager when solutions to problems are not forthcoming.
Moving the articles through various phases, checking manuscript to raise / resolve author queries, checking the completeness of the manuscript before production begins.
Ensuring that pages / TOC are forthcoming when required; service to editors and authors to levels expected by journal community, including turnaround, quality, content including covers, preliminaries, author guidelines and text.
Constructive liaison with publishers / journal editors on content.
Maintenance of complete and accurate work-in-progress information for own work-planning and for in-house colleagues, management, vendors, editors and authors, in particular through continuous and timely use and updating of the journal tracking system and all other specified information resources.
Co-ordinating with the various departments internally to ensure progress.
Keeping editors pro-actively informed in case of any delays, resolving their complaints and queries.
Experience 5 years