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Associate Publisher (m/f/d), Mathematics

Springer Nature, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time


Associate Publisher (m/f/d), Journals Mathematics
Fixed Term contract for 1 year
Springer is seeking to appoint an Associate Publisher to manage a portfolio of mathematics journals within a strategic framework determined by the Publisher. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as building and maintaining strong working relationships with authors, editors-in-chief, associate editors and other partners, both external and internal, is essential to this role.
Responsibilities
* Manage a portfolio of journals
* Acquire topical collections and special issues
* Identify potential editorial board members and important topics by researching new and emerging trends in the market, both national and international
* Develop relationships with academics, researchers, editors, etc., in order to maintain a network of subject-area experts
* Maintain existing journal portfolio relationships with editors-in-chief, editorial board members, authors, etc.
* Solicit, evaluate, and develop journal proposals, including managing the external peer review process
* Negotiate contract terms with journal editors
* Assist authors with manuscript preparation as needed
* Business travel (domestic/international) as required

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications
Essential
* Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
* Have excellent English language skills, both verbal and written
* Be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
* Previous experience in an office/administrative role
* Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
* Be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and work independently in a team environment
* Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
* Excellent networking skills

Desirable
* Previous experience in a publishing/editorial role
* Knowledge of the academic/scholarly publishing industry and/or a desire to learn more about it
* Background or interest in mathematics or other STEM subject

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