(Associate) Editor Books Humanities

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Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Dordrecht, NL New Delhi, IN Singapore, SG

Company: Springer Nature Group

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We are looking for a sick leave cover in the Springer Humanities book group –an excellent opportunity for someone with an interest or experience in academic publishing.


 (ASSOCIATE) EDITOR (temporary - initially for 6 months)


Location: Dordrecht, Delhi or Singapore


Short summary of the division

Springer Humanities Book Group: the team currently has 6 editors, working from New York, Dordrecht, Delhi and Singapore. The group publishes approximately 250 books per year, in the fields of philosophy, religious studies, archaeology, and linguistics, and contracts approximately 300 new books per year.


Purpose of the role

The (associate) editor will commission and publish in our logic, archeology and religious studies portfolios and will maintain the program in good health during the leave of the editor who usually runs this program.

The ideal candidate will be commercially and culturally aware, ideally with a knowledge of the academic book market and will have a good understanding of and passion for academic publishing, as well as being target-minded, energetic, and conscientious.

The (associate) editor will report into the Editorial Director of the Springer Humanities book team.



  • Proactively supports and contributes to the Global Publishing Unit in order to achieve publishing targets and budgets, mainly by coordinating projects initiated by Editorial with involved stakeholders, such as the Books Editorial Service Team (BEST), the Production team and our vendors.
  • Initiates and coordinates book projects from proposal to peer review to contract to publication to post-publication and monitors the progress of contracted books to ensure timely submission of manuscripts to specified standards.
  • Manages and maintains intensive contact and pro-active communication during all stages of the publishing process with all relevant internal and external stakeholders to ensure a smooth execution of the publishing process while resolving problems during the process independently.
  • Under the guidance of a mentoring Editor and/or Editorial Director manages and contributes to the growth of our humanities list.
  • Uses administrative systems such as BFlux, DocuSign effectively, etc.  in order to manage book projects.
  • Communicates with volume authors and editors and helps to maintain relationships with our external network of academic authors and editors.


Experience, skills and qualifications

  • Education and/or working level: BA/ MA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills especially in English, with an ability to work cross-culturally
  • Computer literate and good working knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Diplomatic with conflict management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • A pro-active, service-oriented mind-set


Please apply using the online application tool.