Project Coördinator Open Access English

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28 hours
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About the job

About the job

Do you have experience with journals and articles and worked with projects before? We are looking for a full time Project Coordinator Open Access in Rotterdam who will manage the production process of articles for the journal Scientific Reports, from completion of peer-review through to online publication. You will work closely with offshore vendors, authors and internal/external colleagues to ensure publications meet standards and are delivered on time. Additionally, you are involved in (interdepartmental) projects regarding standardization and process optimization.

  • Managing the production process of articles from acceptance into production through to online publication.
  • Performing quality checks on manuscripts prior to publication to ensure they conform to Journal style guides and Springer Nature policy.
  • Working closely with vendors to manage their performance to ensure articles are published in time and meet quality standards.
  • Proactively communicate with different stakeholders in and outside the company: Publishing, Authors/Editors, Springer Nature departments (e.g. Quality Assurance, Process and Content Management, IT) and vendors.
  • Liaising with Marketing and Communication teams in order to organize and manage article Press Releases.
  • Serving as a procedural and technical mentor for Publishing colleagues, and liaise with Authors/Editors/Publishing and colleagues within Global Production on further standardization.
  • Acting as a key user for the location or Global Production in at least one additional focus area (such as processes, systems, production parameters).
  • Contributing to Production team recurrent meetings to identify inefficiencies, share knowledge and update team on on-going projects.
  • Participating in User Acceptance Testing of changes to the tools and processes.
  • Contributing to interdepartmental meetings.
  • After proven suitability, acting as mentor for new starters. Maintaining records of communications, audits, corrective action plans, and effectiveness monitoring reports.

What we offer

  • 36 hours per week.
  • Salary €2500-2700 gross per month based on 36 hours.
  • Your first 6 months will be through Unique with the possibility of an extension.
  • International team with a great work atmosphere.

For more information please contact Ritsa Paraskevopoulou at

Job requirements

Minimal qualifications:

  • HBO degree or equivalent working experience.
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English.
  • In-depth knowledge of content management and workflow systems.
  • Solid understanding of online publishing Formats & Tools (XML, HTML, ePub).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scientists, internal and external editors and vendors (offshored).
  • Experience with the MS Office suite.
    Core skills and experience:
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) – able to present and report information clearly and concisely to internal/external customers and colleagues and represent the journal to our customers
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, ability to work under pressure/tight deadlines
  • Excellent conflict management skills (problem solver).
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Track record of identifying issues/inefficiencies and using own initiative to suggest solutions/improvements.
  • Team worker – evidence of positive interaction across various teams.
  • Experience in publishing industry or science communication preferred.

About the company

International global publisher dedicated to providing the best possible service to the whole research community.

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Job information

Unique Uitzendbureau Rotterdam Blaak

Blaak 6
3011 TA Rotterdam

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