30 Oct 2018

Fixed-term Journal and Publications Coordinator

Mana Recruitment – Posted by Mana RecruitmentAuckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Journal and Publications Coordinator

Currently studying for your Masters or PhD? Fluency and experience with both written and verbal Te Reo?

  • Auckland University, city campus based.
  • 28 hours a week.
  • Fixed term of 26 months.

An opportunity has been recently created within the University of Auckland, to coordinate a journal publication process – ranging from editorial, production and post-production. The position works alongside a publications manager, external editors, reviewers, editorial board and authors, and includes the organisation attendance of regular editorial meetings editorial Board meetings.  Assisting with the organisation of publication launches and promotion of centre publications at appropriate occasions – the range of the role is great, with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Logging and monitoring all processes throughout the publication process, coordinating and checking all articles and text content, you will advise authors on templates, guidelines and style, ensuring standards are adhered to.  Managing the referee process, selecting appropriate reviewers and assisting editors in the decision-making process, you’ll manage all the documentation process as well as being the liaison point for with the authors.

A base requirement of this position is the prior experience and knowledge of the scholarly research environment or of experience working with academics at all levels is essential.

Experience, skills and competencies of the position are to include: 

  • Fluency in written and oral Te Reo Māori and experience using Te Reo in workplace in both oral and written form.
  • Experience and understanding of Māori or indigenous communities.
  • A substantial understanding of the academic journal or scholarly publication process and production, preferably from the publishing perspective.
  • A high level of IT competency, including experience of Microsoft Office, Web editing programs; knowledge of online journal management systems or of Adobe creative suite.
  • A high attention to detail; preferably with text or web content editing experience.
  • Sound internet searching skills, with a pro-active approach to information gathering.
  • Able to work independently, taking responsibility for planning and implementing tasks and making decisions.
  • Quality management and continuous improvement skills.
  • A tertiary qualification.

Knowledge of multidisciplinary academic research areas, including indigenous research and a thorough understanding of the principles of peer review are required.

This position involves a wide range of pre-and post-production duties as well working across journal analysis and development. Timetabling and scheduling production timeframes, engaging copy editors, typesetters and proof readers, in addition planning and scheduling their availability, delivering manuscripts on time to contractors – this is certainly a busy environment with competing timelines and complexities.

Having completed your degree study, you will be well versed, and highly comfortable in a scholastic environment.  City based with the University of Auckland, this is a fixed tenure position, which is most likely to appeal to those having commenced their next tertiary journey.

How to Apply

To apply - email a copy of your most up to date CV with accompanying cover letter through to Heather Walker heather@manarecruitment.co.nz or make direct contact on Ph: (09) 632 1108 for a confidential conversation.

Job Categories: Communications/Public Relations. Job Types: Fixed-term and Part-Time.

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