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Editorial and Publishing Coordinator

Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Remote, MA, US, Remote

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Mission: We are looking for an organized and efficient team player to join our proprietary content department. The successful candidate will play a vital role in ensuring high quality online content is developed for a new product in EBSCO’s growing line of database products in the School, Public Library, and Academic markets. The person who fills this position will work on all aspects of the editorial process, from researching potential writers to commissioning articles, managing a timely peer review process, and finalizing articles. The person also plays an active role in identifying opportunities to further improve overall content quality and team processes. The right candidate is extremely detail oriented, is open to new challenges, and engages positively and proactively with others to quickly find solutions to ensure success. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the peer review process; communicate feedback with authors; set deadlines and follow-up to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Assist with commissioning articles written by professors; contact authors regularly to see if published articles need updating.
  • Manage authors after commissioning, ensuring they meet deadlines; check manuscripts for technical requirements and addressing peer review concerns.
  • Develop art specifications for articles; work with graphic designer in researching photos; create art specifications for charts and graphs; work with authors to finalize artwork and articles.
  • Prep articles for copyediting; resolve any problems found by copyeditors; review final manuscripts for quality and consistency; check for plagiarism.
  • Manage the invoicing process; send invoices on behalf of authors to Finance; coordinate payment to peer reviewers and report to Finance quarterly
  • Prepare articles for final processing; coordinate with internal content teams to upload content into our systems; check the product to make sure items present properly; troubleshoot to resolve any issues found on the product.
  • Provide support on with projects managed within the team as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years’ experience in the publishing environment, especially with peer reviewed manuscripts
  • Must have excellent communication skills, especially in dealing tactfully and professionally with authors and peer reviewers

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks with a capacity for details, accuracy, organization and problem solving
  • Self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Familiarity with the higher education environment helpful
  • Understanding of the publication and production process
  • Prior experience working with scholars and professors helpful

 

Competencies:

  • Positive Attitude - Shapes an optimistic, “can do” culture where people are confident in our collective ability to take action, solve problems, achieve progress, and make a real difference.  
  • Execution – Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort. 
  • Organization/Planning – Plans, organizes schedules and tasks in an efficient, productive manner. Focused on key prioritie
  • Critical Thinking - Demonstrates the ability to analyze complex information, consider issues from multiple perspectives, and take a disciplined, fact-based approach to decision-making.
  • Drive Demonstrates a strong personal and professional will to accomplish objectives. Takes initiative, persists in the face of obstacles, and is driven to succeed.  
  • Flexibility/Adaptability – Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions, copes effectively with complexity and change.  
  • Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and articulatelyeffectively adapts messaging to different audiences. 
  • Teamwork – Maintains a positive and collaborative working relationship with peers, supervisors, and direct reports.  
  • Continuous Improvement – Challenges self and others to improve value to customers by relentlessly seeking waste reduction, evolution, and innovation in all aspects of our work.  

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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