Production Assistant

Employer: MDPI
  • Others
  • Media - Journalism
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Cluj Napoca
  • Updated at: 27.03.2023
    Job remote: On-site
    Short company description

    Our company is a pioneer in scholarly Open Access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Our mission is to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. We operate more than 400 diverse, peer-reviewed, Open Access journals supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is openly and broadly available.

    MDPI is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, with additional offices in Europe, Asia and North America (Canada). We are committed to ensuring that high quality research is made available as quickly as possible. We also support sustainability projects as key themes in many journals, as well as through the MDPI Sustainability Foundation.

    MDPI Romania was opened in 2019 with a first office and headquarters in Cluj-Napoca. Its impressive growth has led to the inauguration of a second office, in Bucharest, in late 2020. With a growing team of over 400 young people, we’re witnessing a continuous development both of our people and services.


    You are the ideal candidate if you have the following:

    - Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in any field
    - Strong knowledge of MS office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint)
    - Familiarity with HTML, XML, LaTeX and basic computer programming skills are considered an advantage
    - Strong English skills
    - Ability to multi-task
    - Attention to details, critical thinking
    - Being well-organized and able to manage short deadlines


    As a Production Assistant, you will:

    - Support the editorial process for academic research journals with copy-editing
    - Work with Word, LaTeX and XML for documents’ conversion
    - Work independently and to short deadlines so the papers published meet the high standards of presentation expected by authors and editors
    - Format the English scientific manuscript (Word or LaTeX files) to ensure that the format meets the publishing requirements;
    - Convert Word or LaTeX files to XML files
    - Convert XML file to new LaTeX file, to ensure that a new PDF file can be generated in high quality
    - Communicate with the editors to ensure the correct format in which the papers will be published
    - Publish the papers online

    Other info

    We will offer you:

    - An international experience within a young and growing team
    - Different growth opportunities within the company
    - Meal tickets card - 30 RON/Ticket/Worked Day
    - Health insurance covering all medical centres in Romania and various investigations
    - Several discounts (psychotherapy, gym, floating therapy, etc.)
    - Gifts on special occasions
    - Team and social events