Editorial Assistant, Remote

Location US-Remote
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/12/2023 2:12 PM)
Req #
# Positions
Editorial (US) - Editorial Journals


This position provides administrative and analytical support to editorial staff in the U.S. Humanities & Social Science (HSS) journals team. We are looking for a candidate who is eager to learn about and grow within the academic publishing industry. The ideal candidate would show a strong growth mindset, think critically and creatively, and engage meaningfully with their daily work.


**Please note that this position does not focus on writing or editing of our content, as it primarily supports the business, technical, and administrative aspects of journal publishing.


This position is based remotely, with the option of working in our Thousand Oaks, California office if local to the area. Occasional travel is expected to attend internal offsites and external conferences.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

This includes, but is not limited to, the following:


Administrative and clerical support

  • Provide support in managing the quotidian operations of select social science journals, including administrative and clerical tasks
  • Help service editorial development and performance goals on an individual journal basis
  • Contribute to assessing holistic performance of the department and division level journal portfolio
  • Conduct research, reporting, tracking, and analysis of various journal performance bibliometrics across relevant subject areas and within the scholarly publishing industry writ large
  • As directed, set up and prepare for external journal editor visits and editorial board meetings (travel arrangements, bio creation, agenda, reimbursement and expenses)


  • Communicate with internal and external partners, including authors, editors, and societies
  • Respond to inquiries related to journals on editors' lists, as advised by management
  • Address ad hoc requests in a timely manner while tracking task process through structured workflows

Building Industry Knowledge and Collaboration

  • Effectively problem-solve and creatively brainstorm in collaborative spaces with other team members
  • Complete ad hoc special projects as needed and assist other Sage journals staff
  • Contribute to department-wide initiatives and journal acquisitions
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues in other Sage departments, as needed
  • Keep up to date and engaged with scholarly communication industry developments

Leveraging Technology

  • Engage with new, emerging, or otherwise untapped technologies to develop efficiencies and streamline existing work processes
  • Update databases, websites, and resources as required
  • Provide social media, podcasts, and other marketing support
  • Use technology solutions in Microsoft Suite

Qualifications & Education


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, OneNote, Teams, and PowerPoint
  • A genuine commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to follow directions, learn, and understand departmental procedures
  • Ability to effectively manage time to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure
  • Ability to learn new software
  • Ability to work effectively in a team or independently, with minimal direction
  • Ability to complete and follow through on priorities
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task


  • A minimum of one year of publishing or general office experience
  • Intermediate-to-advanced Excel skills, including VBA and Macros
  • Familiarity with R or Python programming languages
  • Proficiency with HTML
  • Understanding of how social science research is conducted

Pay Transparency and Benefits Package

Sage Publishing is committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect. Sage is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


Compensation at Sage is influenced by several factors, including but not limited to skill set, nature and level of experience, qualifications, and other relevant considerations. We anticipate the minimum full-time salary range for this position to be between $17.31 and $22.50. Please note that the compensation details listed in U.S. role postings reflect the base salary only and do not include bonuses or benefits. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range and additional aspects of the compensation/benefits package for this position during the hiring process. If your desired salary falls outside of this range, we hope you'll still apply as there may be other positions that better align.


In addition to compensation, Sage offers a highly competitive and comprehensive PPO medical, dental, and vision care benefits package with Sage covering most of the premium costs. Unique program benefits that support a healthy life, a company-sponsored anniversary trip every 5 years, a 401(k)-matching program of 100% up to 5% of pay, and other significant meaningful benefits. In alignment with our value for education, Sage offers financial support for bachelors and graduate-level degree programs as well as learning for personal interest.

Sage offers freedom and autonomy in your day-to-day with hybrid or remote work, depending on the role. Join the nearly 2,000 Sage employees worldwide who deliver products and services that serve to fulfill our noble goal of education and dissemination of knowledge globally. We’d love to meet you!

SAGE U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Charter


Sage Publishing is committed to being an inclusive employer where all individuals are treated with fairness and respect, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and partnership status, pregnancy and parental responsibilities, race, religion and belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We believe that diversity is a cornerstone of a vibrant culture. We want Sage to be an organization where the most talented staff and high-potential staff are recruited, have the opportunity to grow, and want to work. We strive to achieve a better representation of diverse talent at all levels, including leadership, across our workforce.


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