Assistant Editor

Posted: 11/26/2013 | Expires: 12/26/2013

Location: NEW YORK
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial, Operations
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. More than 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, the Assistant Editor provides administrative and editorial support, and project development for program in Operations Research and related areas in journals, books, and electronic products. Responsibilities may include, but may not be limited to:

?Provides editorial support for approximately 20 subscription and Open Access
journals, including regular correspondence with journal editors and editorial board
?Internal liaison with production, JEO, accounting, customer service, marketing, and
other departments
?Preparation of contracts and agreements
?Response to customer and contributor inquiries
?Monitor publication schedules and page budgets
?Support submission to indexing and abstracting services
?Assist in preparation of marketing materials
?Conduct usage data analysis and competitive research
?Prepare journal performance reports
?Maintain and update information for the publisher?s database and web site
?Assists in research and preparation of materials for acquisition and development of
new journals.

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

?Conduct 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
?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
?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.

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
?Willingness 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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