Editorial Assistant

Posted: 7/10/2019 | Expires: 8/9/2019

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




Palgrave Macmillan specialises in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business.


We are looking for a motivated Editorial Assistant to join Palgrave US, in the Politics and International Studies books team. This 12-month fixed-term position will be based out of our Soho, Manhattan office, and will report locally to an Editor. The Editorial Assistant will support Editors for the Regional Politics and Development Studies list (in the US) and the International Relations and Security Studies list (remotely to the UK). The Editorial Assistant will also build good working relationships with authors and deal effectively with day-to-day administration.








Specific responsibilities of the Editorial Assistant include:











  • Managing editorial processes and the peer review process for new proposals.
    Preparing final typescripts for transmittal to production.
    Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs.
    Liaising with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production and editorial.
    Other duties as required.





Job Requirements










  • Bachelor’s degree.
    0-2 year’s editorial experience; preference for academic and scholarly exposure.
    Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    Familiarity with basic Microsoft Office applications; database experience preferred.
    Keen proofreading skills and sharp eye for detail.
    Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
    Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team.
    Ability to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly.








Please submit a cover letter along with a resume in your application. Thank you.











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 “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:















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