The Optical Society (OSA) is recruiting a Production Editor to join the team that edits, tags, and publishes articles for OSA’s world-famous Express line of journals. The job requires both traditional skills, such as light copyediting, and technical ability to support publishing to multiple online formats. Successful candidates are able to concentrate for long stretches and work effectively with content that can contain dense mathematics and other highly structured information. We are looking for someone with the right background who can learn fast, work hard as part of an energetic team, and start down a career path with OSA Publishing.
Primary Production Responsibilities
Apply the appropriate level of copyediting, proofreading, or other quality control at each production stage
Ensure that materials, including metadata and multimedia files, are complete and correct before transmission to vendors
For Express journals, perform XML tagging and normalization routines
Monitor the author-alteration process; work directly with authors when appropriate
Check all final proofs and (a) perform needed changes, (b) authorize publication
Perform online article publication; includes final quality control and treatment of XML, PDF, and, where appropriate, HTML and multimedia
Compile issue and coordinate issue publication; for print journals, coordinate print process, including electronic bluelines
Monitor overall workflow, product quality, and process efficiency of assigned journals
Monitor vendor queues and turnaround times; monitor vendor quality for copyediting, XML preparation, and composition
Participate in establishing and applying evolving initiatives in the production process
Provide coverage for other OSA journals as needed
OSA offers a competitive salary and benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Optical Society
The Optical Society’s (OSA) mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate this knowledge worldwide. The purposes of the Society are scientific, technical and educational. OSA’s commitment to excellence and long-term learning is the driving force behind all its initiatives.
Since 1916, OSA has been the world’s leading champion for optics and photonics, uniting and educating scientists, engineers, educators, technicians and business leaders worldwide to foster and promote technical and professional development. Through publications, events and services, the Optical Society is helping to advance the science of light by addressing the ongoing need for shared knowledge and innovation.
OSA was founded more than 90 years ago as The Optical Society of America and has evolved into a global enterprise serving a worldwide constituency. In recognition of its global reach and focus, since 2008 the Society has been known as OSA - The Optical Society.