Jul 22

Job: Editorial Assistant – Springer Nature (New York, NY, USA)

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Job Title: Editorial Assistant: Physics, Materials Science, and Astronomy
Posted by: Springer Nature

Location: New York, NY
Contract: Full-time

Thanks to JET alum, Sanaa Ali-Virani (Tokyo-to) for the following job opening with her company:

This is an entry-level job good for getting into the publishing industry. No particular scientific knowledge is required (but interest in science and/or familiarity with the world of science research would help you secure the job). No foreign language skill is required, but experience working with people across countries and cultures is a definite plus. (If you do want to practice your Japanese, opportunities do occasionally arise.)

This is the job I am currently vacating; please don’t hesitate to reach out to me (sanaa.alivirani@gmail.com) for further details, including information about the Editors you would be supporting.


Under limited supervision, the Editorial Assistant provides administrative and editorial support to Publishing Editor(s). Specific responsibilities include:

  • To assist the editors in the management and development of individual journals and their overall portfolio.
  • To assist the editors in communication with journal editors, authors and other external partners.
  • To work with other in-house teams to coordinate editorial, production and promotional activities.
  • To support the editors with their traveling and meeting schedules, handle phone calls and emails delegated by the editors.
  • To enter data into various database systems and maintain the journal information.
  • To prepare journal reports for editor and editorial board meetings; maintain close communication with academic journal editors and board members.
  • To prepare contracts, arrange payments for authors and editors.
  • To help editors prepare for conferences and select titles for display.
  • To assist editors in other groups as workflow levels dictate.
  • Occasional exhibits attendance and company representation.
  • To perform related duties as required.
  • To carry out other job functions as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • College background required — Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 6 months office experience, with experience in science publishing or journal publishing preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be well organized and attentive to detail.
  • Exposure to MS Office essential; experience with databases desirable.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance

Summer Hours Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Process: Full job description and application can be found here– https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=C0001215517P&career_job_req_id=27132

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