Assistant Editor for Asian Studies, Brill USA

The Assistant Editor will serve as the assistant to the Acquisitions Editor in the area of Asian Studies with a focus on modern and contemporary China studies, and support the development of the program. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for the organization and project management of these active and growing subject areas. Responsibilities also include liaising between production, finance, and marketing. This diverse position plays a pivotal role in the publishing operations globally. 
" 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 Acquisitions Editor with book acquisitions, proposal and manuscript reviews, etc. 
" Update database with most current contact information, project data, and schedules. 
" Organize ordering of gratis copies for authors, journal editors, and series editors. 
" Request and monitor payments for reviewers, editors, etc. 
" Implement Editorial Manager System for journals. 
" Prepare manuscripts (both book and journal) for production, including consent to publish forms and permissions when necessary. 
" Cooperate with colleagues in Leiden. 
" Provide projects and guidance to office interns. 
" Coordinate with marketing regarding e-bulletins, Forthcoming-publications, catalogs, flyers, the website, and conferences. 
" Assist Acquisitions Editor with conferences from the planning stage through post-conference reports (some of which may include travel both nationally and internationally). 

Required Experience:
" College degree required; Advanced degree relevant to the field preferred. 
" Excellent written and spoken English. Some knowledge of mandarin Chinese would be preferred.
" Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat 
" Strong inter-personal skills. 
" Strong organizational and problem solving skills, with ability to meet deadlines. 
" Previous editorial experience strongly preferred. 
" Highly motivated and enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial spirit. 
" Goal and results-oriented. 

40 hour work week with 30 minute daily lunch. 
Salary is negotiable. Please send salary requirements. 

Direct Application To:
Send cover letter and resume to 

Brill USA 
2 Liberty Square 11th Floor 
Boston, MA 02109 



Assistant Editor, Asian Studies