Editorial Administrator, Springer Healthcare

Editorial Administrator, Springer Healthcare

Springer Nature

Chester, United Kingdom

Editorial Administrator
Chester (Please note, our office is not on a public transport route)


Closing Date: 12th May 2019

Springer Healthcare is a full service agency and leading publisher of medical educational products for the healthcare community, and forms part of Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers. Springer Healthcare are looking for an Editorial Administrator in the Tattenhall office to work as part of the Adis Journal Publishing team, who are responsible for publishing a portfolio of clinical journals. The successful candidate will be providing crucial administrative support to the publishing team in order to ensure the successful and timely online publication of journals published by Adis Rapid+. There may be opportunities for personal development and for progression into a range of different areas of journal publishing in the future.

Main Duties

Journal Publishing

Provide administrative support to Adis Rapid+ journal team and help them to manage the publication of journal articles in a timely manner including coordinating projects with internal departments and external authors/clients, and managing article workflow

Support team in a range of administrative tasks including financial support, contact databases, marketing, and researching clients/opportunities to develop the business further

Editorial Peer Review

Assist in peer review procedures for articles submitted to the journals and provide support to the Editorial staff, authors and reviewers during the peer review process
In conjunction with Editorial team ensure each submitted article is sent in a timely manner to the identified referees
Research and allocate appropriate peer reviewers for manuscripts (in terms of subject area and according to reviewers’ agreed availability)
Work within Adis Rapid+ journal specified deadlines with referees to ensure timely review and comments on all manuscripts, and timely production and online publication of manuscripts
Provide comprehensive administrative support for the journal team, referees and authors/clients throughout all stages of the process by:
Communicating information to authors and internal Editors on all milestones in the manuscript submission and review process
Proactively managing administrative problems on new manuscripts
Maintain accurate records on manuscript tracking database including logging of all communications


Work with Editorial and Operations teams to ensure timely and accurate invoicing of all publication charges

Marketing support

Assist Editors with any marketing requirements they may have such as email campaigns, researching new client contacts and maintaining the current client contact database.

Person Specification


A biomedical, biological degree or equivalent experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proven to have excellent organisational and time management skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Diplomacy along with demonstrated effective negotiation and problem-solving skills
High level of computer literacy
Proven ability to handle multiple projects, prioritise effectively and meet strict deadlines simultaneously
Ability to proactively and calmly identify and address problems quickly
Adaptable to change and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
Proactive, resourceful and a good team player
A keen interest in scientific publishing and a desire to progress within this field.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.