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Publications Assistant
Company: Public Library of Science
Location: San Francisco, CA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/20/2021
Expire Date: 06/20/2021
Job Categories: Publishing
Job Description
Publications Assistant
PLOS is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming scientific research by advancing open data, open access, open thinking and an open work environment. When you join PLOS, you join a team that drives innovation, accelerates the pace of research and makes important science freely available to everyone.

As a Publications Assistant, you’re a confident, highly organized self-starter who can succeed in a fast-paced environment. You’re also a conscientious team player with excellent attention to detail and the ability to manage your own workload and meet competing deadlines.


Operate our online submission system to facilitate the peer review process for the journal
Support the Editorial and Editorial Operations Managers
Assist authors, reviewers, and Academic Editors by answering queries by email and phone
Field questions from scientists and members of the public about the journal
Liaise with authors to ready manuscripts for acceptance and publication by the journal
Assist with the gathering and analysis of operations data (as required)
Maintain and update journal operation process workflows as directed
Troubleshoot routine manuscript issues, providing input on manuscript discussions and escalating issues when appropriate
Undertake special projects as directed by the line manager


A university degree or equivalent experience
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Organizational skills, especially the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task
Technical proficiencies, knowledge of Excel, Word, file types and file conversions
Excellent attention to detail
A collaborative, team player mentality
An ability to maintain a positive and professional customer service attitude
An interest, and preferably experience, in STM or academic publishing
A commitment to the mission of PLOS and to making a positive impact
Experience with online systems or databases, knowledge of Salesforce a plus

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website https://www.plos.org/careers/. Please note that this is not a remote position, nor is it an editing/writing or public relations/marketing role. Relocation assistance is not provided for this role. Cover letters are required.

Equal Opportunities

We believe in pushing the boundaries of 'Open' to create a more equitable system of scientific knowledge and understanding—it’s core to who we are, inside and out. Beyond accepting distinct perspectives, we seek and support divergent backgrounds among our staff because we know differences strengthen our teams, our work, and our communities. We’re ever-evolving in our journey for representation and equity, and strongly encourage applicants of diverse identities to apply: you’ll find a group of critical thinkers eager to challenge the status quo and learn with you as we continue breaking barriers to open science.
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