Editorial Assistant, Books Editorial Service Team, Medicine & Life Sciences

Springer Nature, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

Job Title: Editorial Assistant, Books Editorial Service Team, Medicine & Life Sciences (MLS)
Location: New York, New York 
Full Time Hybid Schedule
Purpose of the Role 
This full-time role is part of the Books Editorial Service Team (BEST) that provides operational support to our publishing editors’ books portfolios. We’re looking to recruit an energetic and highly organized graduate as an Editorial Assistant to support our Medicine & Life Sciences editorial team. This is a permanent position and will be based out of our Manhattan offices.
The Editorial Assistant provides a vital role in supporting the Editorial team by ensuring that the MLS list is managed efficiently, that our authors receive a high quality of publication service, and that our books are published to the highest standards.

As well as providing core support to the Editorial team, the role involves building excellent working relationships and day-to-day administration.

- Managing editorial processes including the peer review process for new proposals
- Preparing final typescripts for handover to production
- Database management
- A wide range of administrative tasks including processing payments and send book copies to authors
- Liaising with colleagues in Production and Editorial
Experience, skills and qualifications
- Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
- 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
- Be able to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly
- Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
- Preferably have experience working in academic publishing in an entry-level editorial role

To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role.

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