Springer Science & Business Media LLC Associate Publisher/Publisher in New York, New York
Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities - enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.Visit: and followWe are excited to offer an opening to join our vibrant and innovative Medicine and Life Sciences Springer Journals publishing team at Springer Nature. In joining the team, you would become part of one of the world's leading global scientific and medical publishers, with staff based in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual with a passion for scientific advancement to develop their publishing career and work alongside some of the best in this field.As an Associate Publisher/Publisher, you would be responsible for a defined list of journals within the Life Sciences team with a strong focus on Food Science, working as part of the team to grow the portfolio through strategic journal development and acquisitions. To develop the portfolio, you will enjoy being proactive, creative, and data-driven to devise and implement journal development plans. As the primary publishing contact for your journals, you will work alongside leading academics and policymakers, meaning excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships are key to ensuring the smooth running and success of the journal portfolio. Working with colleagues across the business you will gain exposure to all aspects of the academic journal publishing industry.Key Responsibilities:- Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Editors-in-chief, Editorial Board members, society executives, and other stakeholders, with the aim of building and maintaining the journal's reputation.- Organize and host Editorial Board meetings.- Resolving queries and corresponding with Editors by email, phone, and in person, ensuring that communications are responded to within a timely fashion and escalated when required.- Build knowledge of the field and the relevant scientific communities to identify development opportunities and translate them into actions to maintain a competitive advantage. This will involve engaging with senior scientists and obtaining their advice.- Prioritize journals for development or maintenance in line with company strategy- Build excellent relationships and teamwork within the immediate team and other departments.- Monitor peer-review performance for the portfolio and assist colleagues in dealing with author queries or problem manuscripts.- Ensure that authors and reviewers who contact a journal receive appropriate support from the Publisher, ensuring that communications are responded to within a timely fashion (2 working days) and escalate when required.- Plan and drive the commissioning of content including pro-actively suggesting topics.- Support the management of the journals by being the primary contact for Editors and handling contract renewals.- Be familiar with COPE Guidelines to be able to advise on ethical queries, and ensure all journals comply with these.- Ensure correct filing of documents and correct data entry into relevant systems and databases to enable monitoring of agreement renewal dates, correct honoraria payments, and ensure all journal information (e.g. on website and marketing material) is kept up to date.- Represent the company at scientific conferences when required to improve market knowledge, network within the community, receive feedback on the journals, and promote Springer Nature journals and open accessSkills, experience and qualifications:- Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with a scientific background- Interest and understanding of publishing business models (subscription, hybrid, open access)- Proven knowledge of the publishing process and related matters- Good knowledge of the publishing industry, ideally with previous experience managing the publishing workflow of scholarly content- Highly customer-focused- Proven administrative and organizational skills- Excellent communication and 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- Proven high level of computer literacyQualified internal candidates from other locations will also be considered.#LI-EG1Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: * Medical, Dental and Vision * 401(k) with company match and contribution * Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off * Flexible Spending and Commuter programs * Multiple Life insurance options * Disability coverage * Tuition Assistance * Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance * Employee Assistance Program * Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts * An array of Employee Social NetworksUS Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Publisher: $60k - $70k / Publisher: $66,000 - $80,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager. If for any reason you're unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.