Assistant Editor

Posted: 9/25/2019 | Expires: 10/21/2019

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




Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.





The Assistant Editor works with autonomy in providing valuable support to the Editorial team by building good working relationships with authors, series editors, etc. and managing day-to-day administration and leading projects as required.















  • Manage editorial processes (and the peer review process) for new book proposals

  • Manage and coordinate book projects – monitor progress and chase authors to ensure timely submission of manuscripts

  • Take a lead on assigned projects liaising with relevant stakeholders

  • Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production

  • As necessary, check any required rights, forms and permissions for third party content

  • Write and edit cover copy and blurbs

  • Liaise with authors and colleagues in marketing, production and editorial departments

  • Contribute towards team/departmental projects

  • Review and make suggestions to improve and streamline processes for the team

  • Mentor Editorial Assistants and provide training for new starters

  • Input of relevant data to systems, such as BFlux, JFlow, CMS etc.

  • Independently manage book series. Initiate activities to develop and expand the book portfolio with guidance of (publishing) editor

  • Occasionally support his/her manager during editorial trips and exhibits

  • Show ability to acquire publications through smart email/phone communications (e.g. mentions publishing options while providing service)






Experience, skills and qualifications










  • Excellent English language skills

  • Previous experience in an editorial administration role

  • Have excellent communication and team-working skills to deal with people at all levels both in the company and externally

  • Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks

  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries

  • Be able to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly

  • Be numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail

  • Be proficient in office software






  • Educated to degree level or equivalent (preferably in a relevant  field of study)

  • Highly developed awareness of publishing processes, particularly as appropriate to our disciplines






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:





Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.










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