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Assistant Editor, Applied Sciences Journals

Company: Springer Nature
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:



Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities - enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.

Visit: group.springernature.com and follow @SpringerNature

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Assistant Editor, Journals is responsible for providing valuable support to the editorial team by building good working relationships with Editors in Chief, Editorial Board Members, partners and societies, managing day-to-day administration, and contributing to or leading projects as required.

Reporting to the Journals Executive Editor, the Assistant Editor must be able to analyze incoming communication, providing constructive feedback, and troubleshooting routine problems that may arise. They must be flexible, able to prioritize, organize and coordinate work assignments, and able to determine the most efficient way to accomplish each task. Other responsibilities include: maintaining team files, corresponding with authors/editors, preparing journal proposals and contracts, managing journal articles/issues for timely acceptance and publication, and updating pipeline plans accordingly.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Contribute to achieving annual targets for journal submission, publications, transfers, and target turnaround times.
Strive for maximal efficiency and productivity of editors, peer-reviewers and editorial board members, and help manage/streamline the peer-review process for assigned journals.
Handle non-strategic matters to maintain scholarly journals: prepare new agreements, update internal systems, request payments, and maintain other journal records.
Monitor peer-review tool to regularly provide updated pipeline for high-volume journals.
Support Editorial Director and Executive Editor during editorial trips and exhibits.
Prepare materials for team reports, conferences, and board meetings, including assistance with PowerPoint presentations.
Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across all departments to coordinate ongoing production, marketing, special sales, conferences, and other internal department deadlines.
Support other team members with ad-hoc tasks and requests as needed.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree with at least 6 months of office experience
1-2 years' experience in either science publishing or journal publishing is preferred
Very strong computer skills required in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; database and other software to track projects across a portfolio of journals
Laser focused attention to detail; exhibiting strong organizational and analytical skills are a must
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

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 HoursSpringer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law" poster:
    http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

    Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

    At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent.

    Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.

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