Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship

Apply From: 9th of March 2020
Application Deadline: 3rd of April 2020
Salary: £21000.00 per year
Start Date: 6th of April 2020

The role’s principal responsibilities include article styling, text corrections of pages, production tracking and production administration.

For all Lancet journals:

  • Style articles from Word using Adobe InCopy CC (including tables and figures) and typeset equations, according to Lancet house style rules
  • Input editorial and author text corrections to page proofs, as required
  • Liaise with Editorial and Production colleagues re: page production, workflow, and deadlines
  • Use eXtyles document formatting software to process accepted manuscripts pre-edit, as required
  • Maintain databases and manuscript tracking system daily to specific deadlines, including orders to supplier for online article and issue publication

Other Lancet group titles:

  • Oversee the production process for the journals EClinicalMedicine and EBioMedicine, liaising directly with the external typesetter to resolve problems and with the in-house Editors to plan and compile issues.

Other responsibilities:

  • Provide assistance throughout the department and to other members of staff, when required
  • Manage office copies, file and organise back issue storage
  • Count photos, figures, tables and supplementary material per article, as well as numbers of fast track, and online-first articles. Maintain spreadsheets recording this information.
  • Check invoices and create Purchase Order numbers for Lancet production invoices
  • Perform a monthly update of Production Business Contingency Plan
  • Support launch of new Lancet group titles, when required 
Elsevier are currently looking for a Production Assistant to join The Lancet production department and to the wider Lancet group. The Production Assistant is involved in all aspects of the print and online publication process for The Lancet group’s suite of world-leading medical journals.

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