Research Editor Needed At Springer Nature, London

Research Editor Needed At Springer Nature, London

Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers is currently looking for a Research Editor. Job location is London.

Responsibilities

  • Researching and updating key changes in governments and elections.
  • Researching global statistical and general information from print and online resources, correctly interpreting dense amounts of data and writing and revising entries in individual fields as required.
  • Contributing to overall product and workflow development processes.
  • Owning the content management systems, IT processes and data organization.
  • Identifying external contributors and freelancers for key and specialist contributions as required.
  • For specific material identified by the Publisher as requiring updating, identifying best sources and initiating research.
  • Co-ordinating key aspects of book and online production alongside the Publisher and the Sales, Marketing and Production teams.
  • Ensuring that Statesman’s Yearbook Online is updated appropriately and successfully on a regular basis throughout the year, including maintenance of the chronologies.
  • Commissioning and producing online editorial content and to identify and develop new concepts for the SYB website.
  • Liaising with internal colleagues and contacts in India on regular updating and development of website.
  • Assisting in other aspects of SYB work at different times of the year as and when necessary.

Qualifications

  • Preferably educated to postgraduate or advanced degree in Political Science or International Relations
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to balance priorities
  • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships with colleagues and external contacts
  • Ability to work unsupervised and to use own initiative as well as to supervise external or offshore contacts as required if necessary
  • Self-motivated with a calm, professional approach and a can-do attitude
  • Basic HTML/XML knowledge
  • Basic understanding of and experience with editorial content management systems
  • Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Good working knowledge of French, with some Spanish an advantage
  • Existing experience of academic reference publishing is a plus

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates are to visit the online application link to apply for this job.

Application Deadline

Deadline is October 25th, 2016.

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