Production Assistant / Specialist (Publishing)

London, United Kingdom · Production Office


We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Production Assistant. This paid, full-time internship position in our London office will last for six months, and will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to learn about the production processes of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals.

This position requires a sociable, professional attitude, and the ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information.


  • Manage all phases of the production process (copy-editing, formatting, proofing, validating online PDF and XML/HTML formats)
  • Check manuscripts to ensure language is well written and logically structured. Correct grammar and spelling. Ensure that language in manuscripts is in line with the publisher's requirements
  • Ensuring articles are produced in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Maintain tracking sheets with data relevant to production of journal(s)
  • Work closely with a team of coordinators, managers and web producers
  • Support authors via email
  • Oversee the functionality of the website while executing the above tasks and working closely with the IT team to resolve possible problems


  • Attentive to fine details
  • Strong MS Office skills (word, excel, etc).
  • Experience in mark-up languages, Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign is a plus, but are not required.
  • Publishing or editing experience is a plus, but not essential
  • Excellent English spoken and writing skills (native speakers are a plus, but not a must)
  • Team player
  • Knowledgeable about the internet

Application Process

The position will be located in our London office. Applicants must have an existing right to live and work in the EU. Your application should include:

1. Cover letter and resume (as DOC or PDF) in English only

2. The indication of your earliest availability


  • 12.5 days vacation
  • Plenty of social & fun benefits!

- Christmas party, summer barbecue, monthly happy hour

- Fruits & snacks in the kitchen as well as much tea & coffee as you like

- In-house well-being activities including free weekly yoga

- A huge variety of self-organized activities from ski trips and football to French club

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