Assistant Editor

Jun 14, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
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 7,000 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 provides administrative and editorial support, and project development for the Business & Economics program in journals, books, and electronic products.

Responsibilities may include, but may not be limited to:

Provides editorial support for approximately 15 journals, including regular correspondence with journal editors and editorial board members; internal liaison with production, JEO, accounting, customer service, marketing, and other departments; preparation of contracts and agreements; response to customer and contributor inquiries; monitoring publication schedules and page budgets; supporting submission to indexing and abstracting services; assisting in preparation of marketing materials; conducting usage data analysis and competitive research; preparing journal performance reports; and maintaining and updating information for the publisher?s database and web site. Also assists in research and preparation of materials for acquisition and development of new journals.

Manages editorial relationships with editors and authors of selected book series and standalone titles; may include acquisition of new titles (including solicitation of peer reviews, preparation of proposals for internal evaluation, preparation of contracts and agreements, and negotiation of terms and schedules), in consultation with the Editorial Director.

Develops publication of selected revised editions, including review and evaluation of requests from authors/editors and research of backlist to identify prospects.

In general support of titles for the Publishing Segment:

Conducts regular correspondence with book authors and editors, including administrative support, response to inquiries and requests, and advising on all aspects of publication, before, during, and after publication.

Serves as liaison with colleagues in production, accounting, customer service, marketing and sales departments (in multiple Springer locations).

Maintains and updates information for the publisher?s database and web site; monitors accuracy of title information for use in marketing and sales materials; maintains data and information for Publishing Segment status reports.

Advises book authors on manuscript formatting and presentation specifications; prepares incoming manuscripts for transmittal to production, including thorough review of manuscripts for internal consistency and completeness, apprising authors/editors of necessary revisions and corrections, preparation of front matter, and completion of all forms to be circulated with manuscripts internally; reviews and circulates cover proofs for approval.

As needed, solicits peer reviews for proposals and signed projects, and solicits endorsement quotes on behalf of authors/editors.

Prepares contracts and agreements, along with supporting documentation for routing; arranges for payment of stipends, honoraria, advances, and other fees and disbursements.

Drafts and edits descriptive copy; assists in preparation of catalogs, flyers, and other marketing/promotion materials; provides support for conferences and other events.

May attend conferences/exhibits and/or campus visits.

Performs related duties as required.

Participates in Publishing Division meetings, workshops and discussions.

Contributes to development of templates, systems, and procedures for the Publishing Division.

Contributes to company-wide initiatives, including Open Access publishing and social media/networking.

Our requirements
College background required -- Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred; minimum 2 years' experience in related editorial and/or research capacity; must be well-organized and attentive-to-detail; knowledge of Word and Excel required; willing to undertake training in database management systems.

Please apply using our online application system.

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

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