Assistant Editor, Engineering

Posted: 11/23/2012 | Expires: 12/23/2012

Location: New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description:

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
Under limited supervision, the Assistant Editor will provide administrative and editorial support to editorial management.

?Preparation of incoming manuscripts for production and publication (e.g., photocopying of manuscripts and labeling and photocopying of original art, thorough scrutiny of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness, completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally.
?Logging of outstanding permissions and solicitation of permissions from the appropriate publishers/outside authors and/or interaction with Springer authors/editors to assist in the securing of permissions.
?Soliciting peer reviews for prospects and signed projects as needed or as directed by editor.
?Preparing contracts, arranging royalty payments for series editors, supporting monitoring and processing of reprints.
?Under supervision of editor, fulfilling author/editor needs, preparing a "before, during and after" relationship with the author.
?Drafting and editing of back cover copy and book marketing plans for editor's review and approval (in close cooperation with product management).
?Acting as liaison between authors, production department and promotion departments after manuscripts have been submitted to production.
?Maintenance of projects database for proposals, upcoming and published books.
?May supervise editorial assistant(s) in manuscript preparation and general office routines.
?Exhibits attendance.
?Performs related duties as required.

Our requirements
?College background required -- Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred.
?Minimum 2 years' experience in related editorial capacity.
?Must be well-organized and attentive-to-detail.
?Ability to work with a great degree of independence.
?Exposure MS office and databases preferred.

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

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