Associate Editor

Posted: 11/25/2019 | Expires: 12/25/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Operations
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.

Associate Editor


The Associate Edior will acquire and publish content within part of the exisiting book portfolio program. He/she will drive growth of the Urology, Geriatrics, and Infectious Diseases programs and develop his/her own portfolio as part of the strategically defined overall portfolio of the Publishing Unit.



  • Identify authors and support them in developing and producing their projects

  • Solicit, read and evaluate (book) proposals offered by authors, as well as assess their suitability for the list

  • Meet goals set by editorial management such as contracts signed and manuscripts handed over  to production

  • Manage the existing lists associated with the assigned subject area, and maintain profitable relationships with Editorial Board Members, (book series) authors and advisors

  • Negotiate contract terms with authors

  • Remain a point of contact for authors/editors throughout the publication process

  • Research market trends on a national and international level

  • Manage the back-list, make decisions on publishing potential and new editions of successful titles

  • Conduct market and competitive research in assigned subject area

  • Business travel (domestic/international) as required

  • Other duties as assigned


Experience, Skills and Qualifications


  • Excellent English language skills

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

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail

  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders

  • Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks and be able to work on their own initiative

  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries

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

  • Excellent networking skills

  • Ability to work independently within a (virtual) team environment                         



    Demonstrate diplomacy and assertiveness
  • Previous experience in academic publishing



If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


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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