Editorial Assistant (Journals), Mathematics, Physical and Applied Sciences

Springer Nature United Kingdom a month ago

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Editorial Assistant (Journals), Mathematics, Physical and Applied Sciences

London, Berlin, Heidelberg or New York

Closing date: June 14th 2021

Purpose of the Role

The Editorial Assistant’s primary role will be to provide support to the journal editorial team in managing and developing a portfolio of journal titles in the Mathematics, Physical and Applied Sciences portfolio. You will be responsible for managing payments to Editors-in-Chief, preparing journal contracts, helping with author queries and be responsible for content management within our internal databases as well as the journal homepages on SN websites. As a key part of the editorial team, you will be expected to develop a knowledge of the journal portfolio, as well as a wider knowledge of developments in academic publishing.


  • Arrange payments to Editors-in-Chief and societies
  • Prepare new contracts for Editors and societies
  • Update internal databases and manage the journal homepages on SN websites
  • Formulate twice yearly newsletters to editorial board members
  • Perform market research when required using external databases
  • Manage journal subscriptions
  • Other duties as required

Experience, Skills & Qualifications


  • Previous work experience would be an advantage


  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word and Outlook, plus additional database software
  • Knowledge of journal publishing processes and related matters, and understanding of and interest in open access publishing
  • Highly customer-focused, with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills; including proven ability to take ownership to drive and complete tasks, to consistently meet deadlines, and adapt quickly to change
  • Excellent critical appraisal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail/high accuracy, proven high level of computer literacy


  • An interest in academic research


  • Educated to degree level within a relevant scientific area

To apply: Please submit a CV and covering letter expressing your interest in the role, as well as your salary expectations and notice period. Closing date: June 14th 2021.

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