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Production Associate (Copy Editor), Cell Press

Operations (inc. Manufacturing)
GLO00144 Requisition #

Production Associate

The Production Associate (PA) accurately copyedits and prepares manuscripts for electronic and print production, adhering to strict deadlines, style requirements, and publication schedules.The PA is also the primary post-acceptance contact for authors and guides authors through the publication process by providing exceptional customer service, accommodating queries and special requests, and liaising with editors and the printer as needed.

The PA liaises with authors concerning manuscript questions, figures, and proof correction and provides support to editors, the press office, and the marketing team.

The PA manages his or her own deadlines, assigns his or her own work in accordance with pending publication deadlines, and participates in at least one department-wide or Cell Press-wide project or committee. The PA is expected to participate actively in skill- and expertise-building initiatives, such as department learning & development programs and online training courses.


Complete copyediting training.
Handle the equivalent of 3-4 in-house-copyedited papers per week. 
Perform quality control on outsourced copyediting work.
Be proficient in the use of Office, eXtyles, Adobe, ProofCentral, and PTS (basic level). 
Participate in at least one online training and any relevant in-house trainings each year. 
Be capable of supporting assigned journals in some of the standard administrative procedures. 
Provide exceptional customer service to authors and readers; display hospitality in all internal and external interactions.


Detail oriented, with strength in quality, thoroughness, and accuracy
Organized, with concern for order and follow-up
Working knowledge of Office and general technical facility with production systems and workflows
Strong communication skills, verbal & written
Effective interpersonal skills
Ability to flexibly handle a multitude of tasks
Skilled in setting priorities
Identifies problems and solutions; engages in analytical thinking

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