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


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Position Summary             

Under the supervision of Senior Editor, the Associate Editor researches, acquires, and publishes books in clinical medicine (Cardiology and Allergy). Supports Senior Editor in the following functions: market/competitive research; updating status reports; evaluation of submitted manuscripts from XPM and Developmental Editors, volume editors, authors; works with electronic systems as needed; evaluates, finalizes, and transmits manuscripts into production; monitors schedules for projects; corresponds with editors and authors as needed; coordinates various post-publication tasks, such as complimentary copies, queries about permissions, illustrations, artwork, etc.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Acquisitions activities:  Within discipline or disciplines assigned by Senior Editor, pursues an active and efficient acquisitions program through correspondence, attending medical meetings, travel for academic health center visits, consulting with series editors, etc.  Using Bflux system, AE prepares book proposals and contracts for own projects.

  • In support of their existing portfolio programme, has the following responsibilities: (1) Corresponds with and monitors XPM staff and Developmental Editors to bring in contracted, completed book projects;  thoroughly reviews projects submitted by XPM and Developmental Editors or by volume editors or authors and prepares these projects for submission to production; works with various Springer electronic systems; liaises with production personnel and full-service vendors as needed as part of process to complete publication of books;  monitors schedule of projects to ensure timely completion through production.  (2) Conducts market and competitive research in support of their existing portfolio program.

  • Meets goals set by manager for contracts signed, manuscripts transmitted to production, and titles published each year.

  • Interacts with Springer staff members in the following departments: editorial, production, marketing, sales, customer service.

  • May supervise editorial assistant and/or XPM staff in manuscript preparation and Bflux work.

  • Performs related duties as required and as assigned by manager.


Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent English language skills

  • Educated to degree level (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 organize and prioritize 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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