Associate Editor

Associate Editor

Springer Nature

London, United Kingdom

Associate Editor
Springer Nature
London
Permanent

Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers. Some of the world’s most renowned scientists and key leaders in medicine are our authors. With more than 12,000 new book titles published each year Springer is the leading STM eBook publisher with offices throughout the world.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work as an Associate Editor in the Clinical Medicine department at the London office of Springer Nature. The role is responsible for increasing company profitability via acquisitions that are consistent with the company’s reputation as a high-quality, high-level publisher.

Under supervision of the Executive Editor, the duties will be to research, acquire, and publish book projects within selected disciplines. Supports editors in the following functions: market/competitive research; soliciting and evaluating reviews of book proposals; evaluation of submitted manuscripts; transmitting manuscripts into production.

A good team player, good levels of organisation and excellent communication skills along with the ability to build strong relationships are key to the role. This is an exciting and varied position that allows an individual to remain close to the cutting edge of scientific and medical advances and work closely with leading academics, while gaining exposure to all aspects of the industry in a successful and growing publishing environment. 

Main Duties
Acquisitions activities: Within discipline or disciplines assigned by the Executive Editor, pursues an active and efficient acquisitions policy through correspondence, meetings/editorial travel, consulting advisors, etc. Prepares contract folders to satisfaction of the Executive Editor; presents own and other editors’ titles at Editorial Meetings.
Within the discipline(s) assigned, responsible for defining, maintaining, and furthering the company’s accepted goals in terms of program growth and development. Meets goals set by the Executive Editor for contracts signed.
Interacts within the company with other acquisitions editors, production department, product managers, sales department, counterparts in Springer offices abroad, etc. Monitors other departments’ activities on behalf of the Associate Editor’s projects, and coordinates the Associate Editor’s program (where possible) with corresponding programs in other Springer locations.
In support of the Executive Editor, has the following responsibilities on selected projects: (1) Works and assists project managers and with contracted authors and contributors to explain technical aspects of ms. preparation; monitors schedule of projects under review. (2) Conducts market and competitive research in support of and at the direction of the Executive Editor  and editorial management.
May supervise editorial support staff in project management and general office routines.
Assists the Executive Editor.
Performs related duties as required.

Person Specification
Essential:
A biomedical degree or equivalent
Excellent English language skills
Experience in a publishing related editorial capacity
Excellent organisational and communication skills
Good attention to detail
A self starter who is able to work under their own initiative
The ability to communicate effectively with authors 

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