Palgrave Macmillan specialises in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business.
Editorial Assistant, Social Science
Palgrave Macmillan, London
Closing Date: 20/02/2018
Palgrave Macmillan, a part of Springer Nature, is a global cross-market publisher specialising in cutting-edge academic books. We publish monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in print and online across the Humanities, Business and Social Sciences. The list contains original works from numerous Nobel Laureates, senior academics and policy makers.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly organised Editorial Assistant to support the Commissioning Editor for Criminology on our Scholarly programme in our London office. The ideal candidate will be commercially-aware, target-driven, energetic, and passionate about scholarly publishing.
The Editorial Assistant will provide valuable support to the Commissioning Editor, who works on Criminology books and some Socio-Legal Studies books, and the wider team, as well as building good relationships with authors, editors and reviewers, and managing day-to-day administration.
This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody wishing to establish a career in academic publishing or for someone ready to take the next step in their editorial career. Ideally, some previous publishing experience would be advantageous for this role.
- Managing editorial processes and the peer review process for new proposals
- Chasing authors for revisions and final typescripts
- Preparing final typescripts for handover to production
- Checking any required rights, forms and permissions for third party content
- Writing and editing cover copy and blurbs
- Liaising with authors and colleagues in sales, marketing, production and editorial
- Commissioning responsibilities and involvement in list strategy and planning for those candidates with previous publishing experience
- Some attendance at academic conferences.
Experience, skills and qualifications
- Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
- Have excellent communication and team-working skills to deal with people at all levels both in the company and externally in the economics practitioner and academic community
- Be able to organise and prioritise numerous tasks
- Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
- Be able to demonstrate good publishing business awareness and the ability to learn quickly
- Be able to work on their own initiative, as well as part of a team
- Be numerate and computer-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office
- Experience working in a fast-paced office environment
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