Publishing Specialist

Greenfield, Indiana
July 05 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Publishing Specialist will support Elanco R&D operations by providing high quality document publishing and submission activities to support our internal and external customers. This individual will provide subject matter expertise and organizational leadership in regards to all publishing activities and will have knowledge and expertise in software packages utilized to prepare documents for submission to various regulatory agencies around the world.

In this position you will:
  • Organize, compile and publish documents and submissions in support of Regulatory deliverables.
  • Understand the details of the global publishing process and the interdependencies of systems and tools to support the process, with an emphasis on European submissions.
  • Support regulatory submissions, including the organization of documents and data that comprise a submission.
  • Understand and use electronic publishing terminology as it applies to applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Collaborate and communicate with other submission publishers and technical experts to ensure standard practices and quality submissions.
  • Support the document management process and have a thorough understanding of document management tools.

Company Overview

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we're driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (Library Science, Information Science or like degrees preferred)
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Additional Information

  • Travel expected to be <15% domestic and <5% international; some heavy lifting may be required.
  • Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Additional Skills/Preferences

Technical Responsibilities
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in creating and maintaining virtual document, integrating .TIF images, hyperlinking, bookmarking, and full text indexing.
  • High end-use computer skills, i.e., desktop publishing, graphics, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Toolbox.
  • Expertise in the creation of MS Word templates, styles, and forms.
  • Cross-functional coordination with quality/regulatory affairs and scientific leaders to ensure high quality submission preparation.
  • Anticipate and resolve publishing issues across the organization, proactively lead cross-functional/geographic process improvements. Navigate issues where there are no existing or documented processes.
Key Leadership Responsibilities
  • Proactively search for solutions.
  • Work effectively and flexibly within and across all Elanco R&D teams and external collaborators to achieve overall Elanco R&D deliverables.
  • Create a positive work environment that aligned with company objectives.
  • Provide and accept challenge to deliver innovative technical solutions and create an innovative culture.
  • Identify and utilize methods to deliver individual objectives in a high quality, timely, cost-effective manner.
  • Provide information to facilitate accurate and timely project and budget forecasts.
  • Demonstrate high levels of adaptability, flexibility and learning agility.

Additional Preferences:
  • Experience publishing documents and compiling submissions for EU dossiers
  • Publishing experience in animal health R&D (CVM, CVB, and/or EMA)
  • Understanding of eCTD
  • Experience publishing in VNeeS format