Assistant Production Editor, Springer Nature

We are now looking for a highly organised Assistant Production Editor with a keen eye for detail to join our dynamic Production team working on the Nature Open Access journals, which publish high-quality research in biology, physics, chemistry, Earth sciences, and all related areas.

You will be responsible for coordinating workflows and creating effective and accurate online versions of scientific journals to agreed deadlines.


  • Quality check editorial supplied content prior to delivery to vendor

  • Managing the workflow of accepted content through to agreed publication deadlines using production tracking and content management systems as appropriate

  • Quality check all content prior to publication, ensuring content is approved by all stakeholders, feeding back quality issues to the relevant teams

  • Coordinating publication schedules for press/priority content

  • Help maintain journal style and provide advice/information to staff and typesetters on house style

  • Compiling issues for online/print/supplement publication

  • Suggesting workflow improvements

  • Providing support/holiday cover for assistant/production editors

  • Compiling, policing and processing of post publication corrections, alongside reporting and advise on workflows

  • Host and attend meetings with key stakeholders where appropriate

  • Support the launch of new titles and the transition of existing titles

Experience, skills and qualifications required:

  • A degree

  • Planning and organisation

  • Attention to detail

  • Integrity and maturity

  • Collaboration and communication

  • Problem solving

  • Flexibility and adaptability

  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team

  • Broad interest in production and publishing

  • Experience of tracking and content management databases/systems (desirable)

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve weekly/monthly deadlines (desirable)

  • Print publishing experience (desirable)

  • Web publishing experience and/or familiarity with xml (desirable)

To apply please upload a copy of your CV and covering letter, stating your salary expectations.

Closing date: not specified

Salary: undisclosed

Click here for the full details and how to apply.

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