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Springer Science & Business Media LLC Editorial Assistant, Books Editorial Services, Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS in New York, New York

Editorial Assistant, Books Editorial Services, Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) 1

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Date: Jul 22, 2022

New York, US

Springer Nature Group

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Editorial Assistant, Books Editorial services, Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

Location: New York, NY

Deadline: August 15th, 2022

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to provide operational support to our publishing editors' books portfolios.The Editorial Assistant provides a vital role in supporting the Editorial team by ensuring that the HSS 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.This will be a permanent position based out of our New York office.


Managing editorial processes including the peer review process for new proposals

Preparing final typescripts for handover to production

Database and systems management

A wide range of administrative tasks including processing payments and send book copies to authors

Liaising with authors as well as with colleagues in Production and Editorial

Experience, skills and qualifications

Experience from a professional activity in editorial/publishing or university degree, preferably in a relevant field of study

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 (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with a sharp eye for detail

Preferably have experience working in academic publishing in an entry-level editorial role

Fluencyin English, both orally and written

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


Flexible Spending Accounts

Transit Accounts

Tuition Assistance

Summer Hours


Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website atfor more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

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