Cell Press, an imprint of Elsevier, seeks an Editorial Operations Associate to work within our Editorial Operations team. Primary responsibilities involve providing exceptional customer support to our users and coordinating the flow of new and revised manuscripts from submission through publication, which requires frequent and consistent contact with scientific editors, authors, and editorial referees. Editorial Operations Associates are not expected to have a scientific background, although scientific literacy may be helpful.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
Manage high volume of internal and external e-mail correspondence, providing exceptional customer service to authors, reviewers, and staff.
Guide manuscripts through an online database from initial submission through editorial decision.
Monitor peer review process with a goal of obtaining timely feedback from reviewers.
Perform detailed technical checks on accepted manuscripts to ensure compliance with publication guidelines.
What We Offer
This entry-level position is a great opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in publishing. We offer a chance to utilize and develop technical and interpersonal skills, work collaboratively within and across departments, and gain a comprehensive knowledge of scientific journal publishing and the ways each individual contributes to a shared goal. We encourage proactive individuals to take advantage of our many learning and development offerings, which can result in broad skillsets, involvement in cross-departmental projects, as well as exposure to career opportunities.
This is a 37.5-hour, full-time position and is based in the Cell Press office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cell Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package as well as an opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. We are committed to building a team that fosters diversity and inclusion, representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, pays close attention to detail, has exceptional English language skills, and possesses polished written and oral communication skills with a strong focus on hospitality.
The successful candidate will be able to adapt to change, handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously, treat people professionally, and work equally well collaboratively or independently in a deadline-oriented environment.
Applicants should be technically savvy and must be PC proficient with expertise working in Microsoft Office suite (particularly Outlook and Excel). Experience with Office 365, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop is desirable. The ability or desire to learn advanced database management is a plus.
A BA/BS degree, or equivalent amount of work experience, is preferred.
Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.