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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.


Libraries | Research and Education

The Ohio State University Libraries publishes and hosts Open Access journals, archives the research and scholarship of campus partners, and promotes the open sharing of scholarly works created by Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services reports to the Production Services Manager and helps support the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services assists with established production services for Open Access publishing in the Libraries and performs production work for publishing services across multiple software platforms (e.g. DSpace, Open Journal Systems, WordPress), on multiple simultaneous projects.

The Publishing and Repository Services unit includes a team of one librarian, three staff members, and student employees. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs. Specific responsibilities include: perform production tasks including layout editing, data input, and DOI registration; design, implement, and document workflows for multiple concurrent production projects; monitor and ensure the quality of data input; provide publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content; track projects in project database; schedule and supervise the production work of student assistants.

The Production Assistant for Publishing Services consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship ( as well as dedication to advance the work of the Research & Education unit. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Approximately 1-2 years of demonstrated experience with HTML and Microsoft Word. Familiarity with publishing process. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with managing metadata. Experience with workflow development. Experience with CSS, or XML. Familiarity with accessibility standards and workflows to make PDF and web content accessible. Creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems. Supervisory experience.

Additional Information:

The posting range for this position is $19.52 to $22.00 per hour.

Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application. This posting will close after 14 days.