Ohio State University Production Asst-Publishing Svc in Columbus, Ohio

Department: Content & Access

Summary of Duties:

The Production Assistant reports to the Publishing Services Lead and performs production work for publishing services across multiple software platforms (e.g. DSpace, Open Journal Systems, WordPress), on multiple simultaneous projects. Production work includes: submitting content, creating metadata, layout editing, author proofing workflows, DOI registration, designing and documenting workflows, monitoring and ensuring the quality of data input, tracking projects in project database, and scheduling and supervising the production work of student assistants. The Production Assistant works collaboratively with the Head of the Department and other departmental staff. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs.

Additional Information for Applicants::

About Us: University Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services (PRS) engages with partners across the university to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited, to conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, working papers, technical reports, and faculty articles. PRS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarly material through the Knowledge Bank repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Program.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; familiarity with the scholarly publishing process; familiarity with metadata standards; excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail; ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated experience with Excel; familiarity with HTML or XML.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with workflow development; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems.

Target Salary: $15.40 - $18.25 Hourly

Job Category: Administrative and Professional

Job Appointment (FTE%):


The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.