Assistant Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Feb 26, 2014
Closes
Mar 28, 2014
Contact
Ms. Nancy S. Hale
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Springer Publishing Company has a new opportunity for an experienced, motivated individual to join our growing 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. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in the editorial aspects of academic and professional book publishing, as well as the skills, abilities, and desire to advance within the company.

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
* 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
* 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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