Assistant Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 26, 2013
Closes
Dec 26, 2013
Contact
Ms. Nancy S. Hale
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Springer Publishing Company currently has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated individual to join our Editorial Acquisitions team as an Assistant Editor. The goal of this position is to assure the smooth and efficient operation of the acquisition department, working directly with acquisition editors, authors, and all internal staff.

KEY GOALS OF POSITION:

•Supports Acquisitions Editors and authors in all aspects of the publishing process, from proposal to bound books
•Coordinates prioritization and completion of assigned projects from multiple Acquisitions Editors
•Initiates and maintains improvements to editorial work flow systems
•Evaluates production-readiness for new manuscripts
•In coordination with other Assistant Editor(s) and Acquisition Editors, oversees workflow of departmental Administrative Assistant
•As appropriate, assumes responsibility for revised edition publications from contract to production for selected titles

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
• Correspond with authors regarding manuscript preparation and submission details
•Log in, review, and evaluate all manuscript materials as they are submitted
•Track and receive missing manuscript materials from authors
•Transmit manuscripts from Editorial to Production
•Coordinate with departmental Administrative Assistant to:
Prepare, record, and route approved contracts for newly acquisitioned books
Maintain accuracy, integrity and currency of all departmental records and databases
Coordinate all permissions, author, contributor and reviewer payments
Administrate shipments of newly published books to authors, contributors, and endorsers
Manage Library of Congress registration process
• Solicit and compile endorsements for back cover copy and promotional material
• Attend annual professional conferences when feasible, which may involve overnight travel
•Solicit peer reviews of book proposals and draft manuscripts of books, as directed
• Other related duties assigned by Acquisitions Editors


KEY JOB REQUIREMENTS, SKILLS, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
• Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
•Strong interest in academic and professional publishing
• Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
• 1+ years book publishing experience
• Experience working hands-on with manuscripts
• Proficient in computing technologies
•Baccalaureate degree
•Basic understanding of permissions and use of third party materials highly desired



Please include resume and cover letter as e-mail attachments. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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