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Springer Science & Business Media LLC Associate Editor in New York, New York

Associate Editor

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Date: Aug 3, 2022

New York, US

Philadelphia, US

Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Associate Editor (Commissioning Editor)

Location: New York and Philadelphia

Permanent, Full Time Role

Closing Date: September 5th, 2022

The Medicine and Life Sciences team is responsible for publishing more than 700 peer-reviewed journals across a wide range of biology and biomedicine. Our vision is to create programs that lead their respective fields by attracting quality content, launching the right journals at the right time, and building strong partnerships with our external Editors and Societies -to become one better business and lead in the transition to open research in a sustainable way.

The Editor role is a fantastic opportunity to work on a variety of journals, in a supportive team focused environment. You will be involved in coordinating commissioning projects to acquire high quality content for a selection of Medicine and Life Science titles, supporting the internal publishing editors and external academic editors across the portfolio.


Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with members of the Medicine and Life Sciences team, tailoring your level of support to meet the needs of individuals and journals

Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with academic Editors, Editorial Boards, society executives and other key contacts in the field

Work with publishing editors, external academic editors and Editorial Board Members to obtain suggestions of topics and authors for commissioned content

Plan and drive the commissioning of content by proactively suggesting topics

Liaise with authors to ensure that commissioned content is submitted to agreed deadlines

Plan and prioritise workload according to the needs of journals and their editors

Monitor and track progress of commissioned content acquisition across the portfolio, analysing and reporting on progress in order to optimise support

Share knowledge and advice with colleagues to support their own commissioning projects

Build knowledge of the field and the relevant scientific communities to identify commissioning opportunities. This will involve engaging with senior scientists and obtaining their advice

Experience, skills and qualifications:


Educated to degree level in a life science or biomedical science discipline

Proven knowledge of publishing process and related matters

Keen interest in open access publishing

Proven administrative skills

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent influencing skills

Excellent critical appraisal and problem solving skills

Takes ownership to drive and complete tasks

Proven ability to meet deadlines consistently

Ability to adapt quickly to change

Strong attention to detail/high accuracy

Able to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels


Previous experience working in the publishing industry

Previous experience of content acquisition

Springer Nature employees are continuing to work from home at this point in time though working in office is possible dependant on your preferred location. When employees return to the offices hybrid working will be introduced globally.

At Springer Nature, we're committed to creating a great working environment which includes the benefits you receive, opportunities for you to develop your skills and ways to network and get to know your colleagues. Some of these include:

that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy

Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work life balance

24 hour access to our learning and development platform Leap to help develop your skill

Further information about life at Springer Nature, hybrid working and the range of benefits available in your preferred location will be shared during the interview process.

To apply: Applicants should include a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the post, any prior editorial experience, and their preferred office of employment.

If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

- Medical, Dental and Vision

- Life and AD&D

- 401(k)

- Flexible Spending Accounts

- Transit Accounts

- Tuition Assistance

- Summer Hours


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Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work .

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