Associate Editor LAW

Company : Koninklijke Brill N.V.
Location : Leiden
Closing Date : 4th December 2023
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Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in the Humanities, Social Sciences, International Law, and selected fields in the Sciences. With offices around the world, Brill publishes over 1,200 journal issues and 2,000 new books and reference works each year, in addition to a large number of databases and primary source research collections. Commitment to open access publishing and to the latest publishing technologies are at the core of Brill’s mission to make academic research available for the scholarly community worldwide. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV.

For our Publishing Unit LAW we are looking for an:

Associate Editor (m/f)

Full time, 36 hours a week

Leiden office (blended working possible)

Are you an excellent communicator who is well organized and hungry to learn and grow within an international scholarly publisher? Are you interested in working with preeminent scholars in international law, managing the peer review and publication process for leading publications in fields such as international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international health law?

The Associate Editor will assist the Acquisitions Editor in coordinating the publication of various books, journals, and online resources in the international human rights law and humanitarian law program within the Brill | Nijhoff imprint. The Associate Editor will be responsible for the organization and project management of this dynamic publishing program and will further support its development. Tasks include guiding authors through the entire publishing process of their book, monitoring the book budget, coordinating the peer review process, updating the ERP system (Klopotek), and liaising with the Desk Editing, Sales, Marketing, and Finance teams. This multi-faceted position plays a pivotal role in Brill’s publishing operations globally.

Mainduties and responsibilities:

  • Correspond and maintain relationships with authors, journal editors, and series editors regarding their projects;
  • Maintain publishing schedules for all titles, from pre-production through publication;
  • Assist Acquisitions Editors with book acquisitions, proposal and manuscript reviews, and related tasks;
  • Develop proficiency and work with various IT systems including Klopotek, Editorial Manager, and other systems to maintain project data and schedules;
  • Ensure book manuscripts and supporting materials are ready for production;
  • Proofread promotional texts and front matter for books, journals, and other publications;
  • Order gratis copies for authors, journal editors, and series editors;
  • Request and monitor payments for reviewers, editors, authors, and other stakeholders and service providers;
  • Coordinate with Marketing regarding e-bulletins, catalogs, flyers, the website, and social media;
  • Provide guidance to office interns as needed;
  • Assist with the organization of conference exhibits from the planning stage through post-conference reports (this may include travel both nationally and internationally);
  • Any other task assigned by the relevant Acquisitions Editor.


  • College degree required;
  • Excellent written and spoken English, with another language (especially French) an advantage;
  • Background in international human rights law and/or international humanitarian law is a plus;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat;
  • Strong interpersonal, cross-cultural, and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with ability to work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Previous editorial experience strongly preferred;
  • Goal- and results-oriented.

What we offer:

An interesting position in a friendly team for someone who also believes that sharing knowledge increases knowledge.

The position will be based in the Netherlands. This function is evaluated as a grade VII function and based on prior experience the salary range is between € 40.000 - €55.000 gross annually.

Brill alsooffers:

  • An attractive employee benefits package including an annual profit sharing and personal choice budget (PKB);
  • A pension scheme with a 2/3 employer’s contribution;
  • The possibility to work partly from home;
  • A budget for setting up your own an ergonomic workspace at home.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and cover letter as soon as possible but before 15 April 2023, to more information about the role, contact Lauren Danahy ( Applications will be reviewed continuously until the vacancy is filled.

For more information about our company and publishing programs please visit our company website