In Their Words

"Interning at Common Ground Publishing and receiving mentorship from the Managing Editors demystified the publishing process and gave me the confidence and the skills to seek out more publishing opportunities."

Amarin Young, Publishing Intern

"Interning at Common Ground provided me with terrific hands-on experience in social media marketing. I was able to put into practice principles learned in the classroom regarding customer engagement, content promotion, and brand awareness. I also gained insight into the academic publishing and conferencing industry as a whole by working closely with team members from both of these departments."

Sara Hoke, Former Social Media Intern Summer 2016, Common Ground Communications Designer

Available Opportunties

Publishing Production Assistant

The Publishing Production Assistant is responsible for assisting with the publication process by typesetting as well as checking for plagiarism. This position will also assist with other duties as it pertains to the Publishing Department.
Position is paid Hourly


  • The person in this position frequently communicates staff and possibly with other academics and other publishing professionals who might have questions regarding submitting work, or submitted work.
  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to move about occasionally inside and outside the office to access file cabinets or other office related supplies.
  • Constantly operates a computer or other office equipment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus simultaneously on short and long-term projects.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite; comprehensive knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to learn the Chicago Manual of Style (“CMS”) 16th edition.
  • Interest in academic publishing.
  • Ability to commit 10+ hours a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engaging with the typesetting process.
  • Utilizing plagiarism checking software.
  • Other tasks as required by the Publishing Department or Management.

Note: This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

To apply, Please Email Us with the subject line "Publishing Production Assistant" and include your CV and cover letter.

*We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status.

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