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Editorial Assistant, Astronomy - 18102  
  posted: Mar. 10, 2017
 Offered by: 
Springer Nature
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
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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.

Job duties

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for overseeing the publishing process, from putting information into the database to liaising with authors to preparing proposals and contracts, handling invoices, sending out complementary book copies, finding reviewers, and more. The ideal candidate will be efficient, flexible and able to prioritize, organize and coordinate work assignments. Other responsibilities include helping with travel arrangements, tracking the progress of projects, coping with issues raised by other departments, occasionally attending conferences and manning exhibits. Responsibilities may include but may not be limited to:

* Becoming proficient at using company editorial databases and other company electronic systems and processes for a variety of tasks, including preparing of book proposals, preparing book manuscripts for production, completing all forms to be circulated internally, preparing draft contracts and contract requests, fixing content mistakes on our websites, doing Internet searches to find authors, reviewers, or market studies
* Interacting with Springer authors/editors to assist in the acquisition of and preparation of manuscripts
* Soliciting of peer reviews for book manuscripts and signed projects as needed or as directed by editor
* Arranging for payment of authors and series editors, arranging of distribution of complimentary book copies, handling invoices of freelancers and consultants
* Acting as liaison between authors, production, marketing, fulfillment, and royalty departments, as needed
* Occasional reviewing and evaluating book manuscripts as needed; preparing book proposals for presentation to stakeholders
* Preparation of exhibit lists and liaising with conference organizers
* Preparing travel reimbursements and other administrative work
* Perform related duties as required

Job requirements
* College background required -- Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred
* 1-2 years' experience in related editorial or administrative capacity
* Must be well-organized and attentive-to-detail
* Exposure MS office and databases preferred.
* Interest in science helpful; strong background in English or journalism desired

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 EEO Is

The Law Poster:
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

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To apply for this position, please use the following URL:

https://ars2.equest.com/?response_id=20f53f27ab8b1d9b5ecc371a152f8f1f
Job #  16990
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