Editorial Assistant, Academic Journals

Posted: 12/28/2017 | Expires: 1/27/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Administration, Editor / Editorial, Operations
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive




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JOB TITLE: Editorial Assistant





DEPARTMENT: Journal Publishing, Biomedicine    





REPORTS TO: Senior Editor                     





Job Duties










Under limited supervision, the Editorial Assistant provides administrative support to Editor and Senior Editor and assists other biomedicine editorial staff. Specific responsibilities include:










Provides support for the acquisition, development, and management of new and existing journals in biomedicine portfolio as follows: 





  • Utilize abstracting and indexing databases to perform market research on existing and potential titles, including generating competitive analyses and research on subject matter experts.

  • Provide strong and dependable support to Editor and Senior Editor and other biomedicine staff; solicit and edit Publisher’s Reports for distribution to editors and editorial boards; compile and complete miscellaneous reports for retreats, editorial board meetings, and internal publisher meetings.

  • Work with other Springer departments (e.g., production, sales and marketing, information technology, finance) as liaison, provide and elicit information relative to journal publishing program.

  • Monitor and update relevant information in Springer’s internal databases as well as journal portals.

  • Routine administrative work, such as preparing and tracking payment and check requests, correspondence, and invoices, signing authors up for ISI email alerts, contract routing.

  • Maintain department files.

  • Perform related duties as required.



Job Requirements








  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in science, journalism, or English.

  • 0-2 years’ experience in either science publishing or journal publishing.

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills required.

  • Must be detail-oriented, able to prioritize varied workloads, plan and work to meet immediate and long-term deadlines, and act and work on own initiative as well as a part of a team.

  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint required; database and other software capabilities a plus.

  • Punctuality and reliability required, as well as the ability to follow instructions and adhere carefully to established procedures.
















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.










Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is





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