Editorial Assistant/Assistant Editor, Philosophy and Religion

Posted: 6/4/2016 | Expires: 7/4/2016

Location: New York, NY
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Operations
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive



Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher for scholarship, research and professional learning. We publish monographs, journals, reference works and professional titles, online and in print. With a focus on the humanities, business and social sciences, Palgrave Macmillan offers authors and readers the very best in academic content whilst also supporting the community with innovative new formats and tools.



Job Duties


We are looking for a dynamic publishing professional to join our Palgrave US Editorial team with a subject area focus on Philosophy and Religion.This position will either be an Editorial Assistant or Assistant Editor level role, depending on experience level. 


Specific responsibilities of both Editorial Assistant and Assistant Editor levels include:

  • Prepare and hand over manuscripts to Production to deliver the budgeted number of manuscripts set to publish each year
  • Manage the peer review process to assist the Editor in meeting set commissioning targets
  • Source reviewers for proposals/manuscripts when necessary
  • Ensure that author contracts and contributor agreements are sent out, followed up and logged
  • Liaise with authors to regularly monitor progress of manuscript and remind them of the additional paperwork required (editorial forms, publicity forms, production forms, etc.)
  • Work with authors on permissions clearance necessary for book publication
  • Update the necessary marketing and editorial information promptly and accurately on proprietary work systems, editing copy where required
  • Ensure that author orders are quickly and accurately handled, working with Customer Services and Sales colleagues as appropriate
  • Respond to and action internal Production, Marketing, Design, Sales, and Rights queries
  • Assist the Editor with the management of the forward program and backlist
  • Assist the Editor in carrying out individual research projects as directed
  • Other duties as required


Additional responsibilities at the Assistant Editor level include:

  • Work with Editor on opportunities to develop book acquisitions program including individual book projects, book series, handbooks, and more
  • Deliver commissioning according to a set yearly target
  • Investigate and commission in new and emerging areas of scholarship and research


Job Requirements


  • College background required - Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Some previous administrative experience and/or experience in publishing
  • Experience working in a team and autonomously
  • A desire to work in the academic publishing field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to work in various information and data systems
  • Effective professional communication skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and work methodically to deadlines
  • Initiative and research skills
  • Accuracy in data entry


To be considered at the Assistant Editor level, a minimum of 2 years' experience in editorial capacity is required.


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



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