May 9

Job: Assistant Editor, Asian Studies & Linguistics – Brill (Boston, MA)

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Position: Assistant Editor, Asian Studies & Linguistics
Posted by: Brill 
Location: Boston, MA
Contract: Full-Time

Here’s a job received directly from the company:


2 Liberty Sq., 11th Floor

Boston, MA 02109


May 2017


Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law. With offices in Leiden, Boston (MA) and Singapore, Brill today publishes 270 journals and about 1,000 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam exchange.

The Assistant Editor will serve as assistant to the Senior Acquisitions Editor and the Publishing Director in the areas of Asian Studies and Linguistics. and support the development of these publishing programs. The Assistant Editor is responsible for the organization and project management of these active and growing programs. Responsibilities also include liaising between production, finance, and marketing.


  • College degree required; advanced degree relevant to the fields preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English; knowledge of Chinese or another major Asian language preferred
  • Proficiency at Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Punctuality and ability to meet deadlines
  • Previous editorial experience strongly preferred
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Goal and results-oriented


  • Correspond and maintain relationships with authors, journal editors, and series editors regarding their projects
  • Maintain publishing schedules for all works, pre-production through publication
  • Assist with book acquisitions, proposal, and manuscript reviews
  • Assist with proofreading covers and front matters
  • Update database with latest contact information, project data, and schedules
  • Order free copies for authors, journal editors, and series editors
  • Request and monitor payments for reviewers, authors, and editors
  • Prepare manuscripts for production, including consent to publish forms and permissions when necessary
  • Cooperate with colleagues in the Leiden and Singapore offices
  • Coordinate with the marketing department the preparation of e-bulletins, forthcoming publication announcements, catalogs, flyers, information for the company website, Twitter and Facebook posts, and conference participation
  • Assist with conferences from the planning stage through post-conference reports (which may include some travel both nationally and internationally)


Please email CV and application letter to Human Resource Managers at

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