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Role: Publishing Assistant, Open Access

Location: London (Remote for Cov19)

Salary: £22,000

Report to: Senior Publishing Editor


Background: Publishing Assistant, Open Access

Are  you  interested  in  working  in  the  exciting  and  fast-growing  area  of  open  access publishing?  Can you juggle multiple tasks and work accurately to tight deadlines? Could you communicate professionally with our institutional and library consortia customers? Are you highly  numerate  and  not  scared of  Excel  functions?  Do  you thrive in  a team  environment continuously seeking to improve operational processes? Can you react quickly to changing priorities?


Funding agencies, governments and universities increasingly require academics to publish their research free-to-read to all and allow reuse of their work under a specific license with the aim to accelerate innovation and further knowledge. We strive to assist academic researchers  and  library  administrators  to  comply  with  these  requirements  and  meet  the growing demand for open access publishing.


The role: Publishing Assistant, Open Access                             

•   Setting  up  new  customers  on  our  dedicated  Open Access  Portal  for  managing  open  access  publishing workflows.

• Monitoring  to  ensure  the  successful  completion  of  all articles through the portal workflow steps.

• Assisting  our  customer  service team  with user  and account management customer queries.

•  Liaising   internally   with   other   departments   to   resolve issues.

•  Assisting with user testing on new system releases.

• Providing   administrative   support   like   making  website updates and creating and maintaining internal information guides.

•  Generating  reports  and  analysis  to  meet  internal  and external needs.

•  Coordinating,  taking  minutes,  following  up  on  action points for meetings.

• Coordinating     discrete     projects     and     journals-wide administration  for  the Open  Access  team  when required.


The candidate: Publishing Assistant, Open Access     

•  A  well-organised,  numerate,  conscientious  and  curious person.

•  Some  previous  administrative  experience  in  an  office environment.

•  Competent Excel and numeracy skills.

•  Good problem-solving skills.

•  Highly   motivated   to   learn   quickly   with   a   continuous improvement mindset.


Closing Date: 24th January