Publishing Assistant

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Date: Mar 19, 2024

Location: Pune, IN

Company: Springer Nature Group

 

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Job Title:  Publishing Assistant

 Location: Gera Commerzone, Grant Road, Kharadi, Pune

 

About Springer Nature Group   

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 180 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.

 

About the Role:

 

The Discover Journals Series aims to support researchers in communicating and advancing discovery for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can quickly, easily and transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories.

 

We are seeking a Publishing Assistant on our Discover journals to manage a portfolio of inclusive journals focused on integrity of our publication process, speed of review, and excellent author service. Reporting to an Executive Publisher, you will be responsible for helping our publishing team management, strategic development and success of the individual journals, liaising with internal staff, external journal editors, and the scientific community. 

 

The role of Publishing Assistant is wide-ranging and essential to the smooth running of the journal portfolios. The Publishing Assistant will work across the team supporting journal development activities and in doing so will gain broad exposure to all aspects of the academic publishing industry. Ideal candidates will be educated to a degree level, preferably with a scientific background, or have equivalent experience. Excellent verbal and written communication in English, strong organizational skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities are vital for this role. It is not essential to have previous publishing experience, but an interest in scholarly and research publishing is key.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage the logistics and prepare materials for team reports, conferences, and board meetings, including assistance with presentations. 

  • Manage ongoing and ad hoc editorial and publishing projects under direction of the Associate Publishers, Associate Editors, and Executive Publisher(s). These include examples such as:

    • supplemental assistance with editor board recruitment and onboarding not provided by other teams,

    • following up on commissioning invitations and tracking,

    • compiling reporting on journal metrics and performance

    • researching key contacts for journal development,  

    • Researching and supporting complex ethics cases, 

    • other projects as assigned

  • Liaise with key internal and external stakeholders across Springer Nature as needed within the scope of specific projects

  • Respond to routine enquiries from customer services, escalating to Associate Publishers/Editors, as needed

  • Support the publishers and editors in promoting journals and articles managing activities such as inviting blog posts, social media posts, and managing journal communities/families of journals

  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across all departments to coordinate ongoing production, editorial office, marketing, conferences, and other internal department deadlines

  • Cross-team project coordination and collaboration (as needed)

 

Experience, skills and qualifications:

·         Educated to degree level (or equivalent)

·         Experience working in a fast-paced office environment is preferred 

·         Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google (Google Docs, Google Sheets) suite and database management experience

·         Working within a team and meeting daily deadlines

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

·         Exceptional organizational skills and interpersonal skills

·     Ability to prioritize in a high-volume environment, meet deadlines and work on your own initiative as well as part of a team

·         Ability to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly

·         Keen proofreading skills and sharp eye for detail

·         Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries

·         Flexibility and ability to work in a multicultural environment

·         This is an ideal first role for someone wanting to establish a career in scholarly publishing

 

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