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Production Manager

Who we are

Frontiers is an award-winning open science platform and leading open access scholarly publisher.

We are one of the largest and most cited publishers globally. To date, our 200,000 freely available research articles have received more than 1 billion views and downloads and 2 million citations. Our journals span science, health, humanities and social sciences, engineering, and sustainability. And we continue to expand into new academic disciplines so more researchers can publish open access.

Be part of the publishing revolution and help us transform the way research is published, evaluated, and communicated to the world.

The Role

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants for the position of Production Manager reporting into the Head of Production. This full-time position will provide the successful candidate with an excellent opportunity to work within the production team of a rapidly growing open access publisher, and to be involved in the operations of academic journals.

The Production Office team is responsible for the smooth and swift production and copyediting of articles that have been reviewed and accepted for publication. The team oversees all stages for the production process of articles, working closely with external typesetters and the authors to ensure that high quality manuscripts are published, and deposited in relevant repositories.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all phases of the production process (copyediting, formatting, proofing, validating online PDF and XML/HTML formats).

  • Ensure articles are produced in a timely and efficient manner, while maintaining high quality standards.   

  • Work closely with the Peer Review teams matrix to ensure a positive flow of communication and workflows.

  • Manage a team of Production Specialists and Assistants and ensure that targets are met including a fast turnaround time.

  • Communicate with external typesetters, internal copy editors and support authors via email and our inhouse publication platform.

  • Ensure that any issues affecting the production process are reported and resolved.   

About You

  • Established experience working in scientific publishing, ideally within production.

  • Ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information and to take timely corrective actions to resolve bottlenecks. 

  • Sound and mature judgement; decisive and tactful when working  with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally.

  • A positive and productive approach when facing challenges.

  • Comfortable working independently, highly organized with a good track record of meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

  • Previous line management experience would be an advantage.

  • Experience in mark-up languages (Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and InDesign) would be an advantage.  

Application Process
Your application must include:
1. Your latest CV and a tailored cover letter
2. Your notice period


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees. 

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination – including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.

Production Manager

Frontiers Publishing, England | Wales | Portugal | Germany | Poland | United Kingdom
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, Publisher
Administration, Journals, Publishing, Production, Management, Communications, Business Development
Production Manager

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Established experience working in scientific publishing, ideally within production. Ability to quickly and accurately manage large volumes of information and to take timely corrective actions to resolve bottlenecks.