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Open Access Coordinator (m/f)

ProfessionalsVollzeitUnbefristetMarketing Springer-Verlag GmbHHeidelbergBaden-Württemberg

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 Job Duties:

Springer’s open access journal and book portfolio is growing rapidly, policies and workflows around open access (OA) are still developing. The Open Access Coordinator will support the growth of open access at Springer.
The responsibilities and tasks will focus on the set-up of workflows, project coordination and supporting other departments as point of contact for open access queries.
Your main tasks:
  • Set-up and coordination of new OA model workflows and processes for the German Language Science (GLS) OA products; internal contact for GLS Editorial, monitoring and administration of GLS OA journal portfolio
  • Support Publishing Editors in their relationships with external Editors, Society contacts, Editorial Board Members and other stakeholders.
  • Internal contact for new SpringerOpen journal projects, coordination until set-up start and thereafter jointly with OA development team
  •  Administration and monitoring of repository upload workflows
  •  Administrative coordination of large OA projects
  • Internal contact point for Open Choice, SpringerOpen books, SpringerOpen Supplements and self-archiving related workflow set-ups
  • Contact for editors on journal specific queries on Open Choice (Open Choice special issues, supplements, invoicing, non-standard pricing set-up, etc.)
  • Second-line help desk for external queries on Open Choice and self-archiving
  • Maintaining various OA information in Lounge, team platforms, and

Job requirements:


  • Educated to degree level (at least Bachelor Degree)
  • If previous work experience, preferred within or interest in open access and STM publishing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills in German and in English
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels
  •  Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  •  A high level of computer literacy
  • First experience in project coordination
  • Good communication skills for handling projects with cross-departmental scope are desirable

Please apply using our online application system.

If this is not possible, please send your complete application to:

Springer-Verlag GmbH

Human Resources

Ms Tiina Konrad

Tiergartenstrasse 17

69121 Heidelberg