Associate Editor/Editor

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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate Editor / Editor, Mathematics, Springer

 

Springer Nature is seeking to appoint an Associate Editor / Editor to acquire and publish content within part of its existing Mathematics book portfolio within a strategic framework determined by the Editor. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication  skills, both oral and written, since building and maintaining strong working relationships with authors, series editors, and other partners, both external and internal, is essential to this role.

 

Responsibilities

  • Acquire and publish content in assigned subject areas
  • Identify potential authors and important topics by researching new and emerging trends in the market, both national and international
  • Develop relationships with academics, researchers, authors, etc., in order to maintain a network of subject-area experts, peer reviewers, and potential authors
  • In cooperation with editorial colleagues, develop existing book portfolio and relationships with series editors, editorial board members, authors, etc.
  • Solicit, evaluate, and develop book proposals, including managing the external peer review process
  • Negotiate contract terms with authors
  • Assist authors with manuscript preparation as needed
  • Prepare final manuscripts for handover to production and remain a point of contact for authors throughout the production process
  • Meet annual goals set by editorial management for contracts signed and manuscripts put into production
  • 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, and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • 3-4 years of work experience in a professional office environment (preferably publishing)
  • 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

  • An undergraduate/graduate degree in mathematics or another STEM field
  • If applying as Editor: several years of experience as an associate editor or comparable positions

 

To apply for the position, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter, including your salary expectations and date you are available to start.

 

 

 

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 Hours

 

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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.

 

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