Production Manager (Publishing)

London, United Kingdom · Production Office


We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Production Manager. This full-time position in our London office will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals.

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

Application deadline: 31st July 2019


  • Manage all phases of the production process (copy-editing, formatting, proofing, validating online PDF and XML/HTML formats)
  • 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, and web producers.
  • Support authors via email
  • Ensure that issues affecting production process are reported and resolved
  • Oversee the functionality of the website while executing the above tasks and working closely with the IT team to resolve possible problems
  • Any other duties undertaken by the production department, for example e-book and event and abstract book publications
  • Project management
  • Contributing to meeting targets
  • Departmental planning with line manager
  • Communicating and coordinating with typesetters.
  • Engaged in production based projects
  • Line management responsibility for a team of Production Assistants and Specialists
  • Reports to Production Director


  • At least 2 years of experience working in a scientific publishing house
  • At least 1 year of management experience
  • Aptitude for digesting large amounts of information, and reacting effectively to urgent situations
  • Ability to work independently, be highly organized and meet deadlines
  • Sound and mature judgment; decisive and tactful when working with multiple stakeholders
  • 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
  • Flawless communication in written and spoken English

Application Process:

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

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

2. The indication of your earliest availability.


  • 25 days' vacation per year
  • Participation into Frontiers annual bonus scheme
  • Professional development partnership with Coursera for all
  • Plenty of social & fun benefits!

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