Editorial Assistant S&T BEPM

Heidelberg (Germany)
Student / Recent Graduate

The Job

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 This role is part of the Books Editorial Projects Management (BEPM) that provides operational project management support to manage our titles and books portfolio through the publication process. We're looking to recruit an energetic and highly organized graduate as an Editorial Assistant to support our Research Publishing editorial teams in Science and Technology. This will be a full time position, located in our New York or Dordrecht offices on a hybrid working model. The Editorial Assistant provides a vital role in supporting the Editorial team by ensuring that our authors receive a high quality of service, that our books are published to the highest standards, driving our authors satisfaction and reputation as a market and thought leader while we operate on highly efficient workflows. As well as providing core support to the Editorial teams, the role involves building excellent working relationships with internal teams such as production, and day-to-day administration. Role responsibilities: Database and systems management Handles one or more series independently Handle a wide range of Editorial tasks incl. Contracts, Peer review process, MS development and Handover to Production, and Post-Publication tasks Liaise with authors/editors to manage the content development from signing to publication Advice authors/editors on procedures, house style, and manuscript preparation Liaise with production and vendors in ensuring that the titles are published as per agreed deadlines Liaise with colleagues in different COEs, OA, Editorial Rights, Author services on routine basis 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 Fluency in English, both orally and written #LI-EP1 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. If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.

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