Editorial Assistant, Applied Sciences

Location
New York
Posted
Oct 12, 2012
Closes
Nov 11, 2012
Contact
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Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
About our company
Springer Science+Business Media is one of the most prestigious international scientific publishers of books, journals, and electronic media today, with subsidiaries and representatives all over the world. Our publications range from medicine to all fields of life sciences, and from mathematics to engineering. Wherever scientific research is carried out, highly qualified experts count themselves among Springer's authors, including a large number of Nobel prize winners. Around 5,500 people are employed by the Springer Group worldwide.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours


Your tasks
Journals:
?Handle all non-strategic issues related to journals program
?Act as office point of contact when Publishing Editor is traveling
?Prepare editorial agreements and other journal related material as directed
?Manage requisition checks, maintain database information, assist in scheduling journal issues, and analyze journal data as required
?Assist the publishing editor in managing an efficient journal publishing program

Books:
?Prepare incoming manuscripts for production and publication e.g. labeling/organizing book files, thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness (as well as obtaining production requested book matter such as Table of Contents and Index when needed), completion of all internal information to be circulated with manuscript handovers to production
?Log outstanding permissions and solicitation of permissions when requested by publishing editor
?Interact as needed with Springer authors/editors when assistance is needed to secure permissions, as directed by Editor
?Perform web-based research as requested
?Solicit peer reviews for book proposals and signed projects as directed by Editor
?Prepare and maintain contracts, arranges royalty payments for Author/Editor and Series Editors
?Initiate back cover copy and book marketing information for Editor's review and approval (in close cooperation with Editor and product manager)
?Act as liaison between authors, production, marketing and sales for books and journals assigned
?Maintain projects database for proposals, forthcoming titles, and published books
?Expertise in various computing software, including Excel, Word and Outlook, and ability to learn other publisher provided software such as BFlow, JFlow, etc.
?Provide author/editor assistance, maintaining a "before, during and after" publication relationship with the author/editor


Our requirements
?Bachelors degree with at least 6 months of office experience
?Preferred minimum 1 year professional-level experience in either science publishing or journal publishing
?Strong computer skills required in MS Office Applications; database and other software capabilities
?Internet-based research skills important
?Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient organizing and filing
?Ability to follow directions and solve problems
?Must be able to perform diplomatically in representing Springer


Please apply using our online application system.

Visit our web site at www.springer.com.

We regret that we are unable to respond to each resume. Only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

Springer Science+Business Media, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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