Associate Editor

Springer Science + Business Media, LLC New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago

Springer Nature is one of the world's leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

Associate Editor, Journals

The Springer Nature Journals group aims to support researchers in communicating and advancing discovery for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can quickly, easily and transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories. The Associate Editor, Journals, is responsible for the growth, development and editorial management of a portfolio of journals with the aim of becoming market leader within selected disciplines and geographies. The Associate Editor operates under the daily mentorship of the Executive Editor or Senior Editor.

Responsibilities
1.Drive the editorial and publishing development of a portfolio of journals

  • Drive the growth and development of a group of journals as part of the strategically defined overall portfolio within the Journals group.

  • Develop your journals to deliver a best-in-class author experience and enjoy maximum engagement from the Editors in Chief and Editorial Board Members (EBMs) on whom we rely.

  • Understand and manage the annual targets for journal submission, publication and transfer volumes as well as target turnaround times.

  • Ensure that all KPIs are regularly monitored, reported and met, and that action is taken as needed.

  • Strive for maximal efficiency and productivity of your editors, peer-reviewers and EBMs and manage/streamline the peer-review process for your journals.

  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues in production, JEO, IT and other departments to ensure that any problems encountered with your journal, and particularly by authors, editors and peer reviewers, can be swiftly and effectively resolved

  • Manage annual Journal Development/Improvement Plans and oversee their implementation and successful conclusion
    2.Understand and engage regularly with the research communities and third-party partners that your journals serve

  • Attend external meetings to build close working relationships with external EiCs, EBMs, society partners and the wider research community

  • Understand the trends and changes in the communities you serve to ensure that Springer Nature can respond with increased publishing volumes and/or new editors/EBMs

  • Become recognized as an outstanding publishing expert by the members of the relevant research communities

  • Develop and maintain relationships with a network of researchers

  • Be aware of changes within the research community and publishing industry, and translate these into proposals for successful (new) products and services including the possible acquisition of new society contracts.
    3.Contribute to the wider Springer Nature Journals group

  • Take part in cross-departmental projects and/or company-wide task forces and working groups.

  • Ensure that you understand and can explain the key strategic goals of the division, and key publishing initiatives such as SharedIt, ORCID and Publons.

  • Take responsibility for timely resolution of research integrity/publication misconduct issues that arise in any of your journals (both pre-publication and post-publication), working with the Springer Nature Research Integrity Group (SNRIG) and Editors-in-Chief or their equivalents as appropriate.

  • Contribute to pilots and implementations as needed working closely with the VP Editorial Operations and their team, and take full responsibility for communicating any changes to your external editors and society partners

  • Review and develop publishing guidelines and ensure that publishing plans are implemented correctly, liaising closely with the VP Journals Development, Policy & Strategy and team.

  • Review new journal and commercial opportunities in consultation with the Executive Editor and contribute to journal proposals

  • Represent the team in projects with Production, Sales, Marketing, Finance and other Editorial colleagues
    4.Other duties, tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications

Essential

  • Excellent English language skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a relevant field of study

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail

  • Be capable of working with demanding stakeholders

  • Be capable of organizing and prioritizing numerous tasks

  • Be able to work on your own initiative and independently within a (virtual) team environment

  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries

  • Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people at all levels

  • Have excellent networking skills

  • Be willing to travel

Desirable

  • Demonstrate diplomacy and assertiveness

  • Previous experience in academic publishing

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

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.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Associate Editor

Global Citizen

Posted 4 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-16T00:00 <p><strong>About Global Citizen</strong></p> <p>Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions as part of a global community committed to lasting change.</p> <p>One of the key ways we can grow that movement is through the editorial content on GlobalCitizen.org and its accompanying channels: stories, videos, and social media that bring the important human rights issues of the world to readers where they are. This is journalism with a purpose — content creation to help make the world a better place for all.</p> <p>So far, 24.8 million actions have been taken by Global Citizens, leading to $48.4 billion commitments being made by world leaders, which has affected 880 million lives to date.</p> <p><strong>JOB DESCRIPTION</strong></p> <p>Global Citizen is seeking an enthusiastic Associate Editor based in New York City to support a small, hardworking, nimble team producing new and ambitious content. This full-time position will be crucial ahead of a particularly exciting year for the organization, helping to execute an effective strategy to grow the Global Citizen movement and communicate the brand’s advocacy and impact.</p> <p>The Associate Editor will report to and work closely with Global Citizen’s Deputy Editor, helping to edit writers and freelancers around the world covering Global Citizen’s core campaign areas, including health, food &amp; hunger, girls &amp; women, water &amp; sanitation, education, and environment. The Associate Editor is also the primary liaison between the editorial and partnerships teams — ideating, developing, and producing compelling partner content. The person in this role will also lead and cultivate our editorial internship program and produce content regularly across a variety of formats, including articles, social content, video scripts, infographics, and other multimedia.</p> <p>Experience in editing, journalism, and content creation, including familiarity with industry standards and practices, is a must — as well as excellent communication skills, the ability to handle multiple projects at once, and a sense of humor. Demonstrated interest in our core campaign areas — especially education — and the United Nations’ Global Goals is a major plus.</p> <h3>Responsibilities</h3><ul> <li>Editing multiple stories and content pieces per day, working with writers and interns to strengthen the quality of work and maximize the impact and shared goals across the organization</li> <li>Managing two editorial interns: recruiting, hiring, onboarding, fielding and discussing pitches, editing their work, and further developing the internship program</li> <li>Researching, ideating, pitching, and writing content in a variety of formats</li> <li>Collaborating regularly with video, social, photo, and advocacy teams on ideation, creation, and copy editing</li> <li>Acting as editorial team liaison with business development and partnerships teams to develop compelling partner content</li> <li>Assisting with editorial calendar, production timelines, and special projects across the organization</li> <li>Assisting Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief as needed and backfilling role in Deputy Editor’s absence</li> </ul><p><strong>Requirements</strong></p><p>Essential Skills &amp; Experience</p><p>● At least 3 years’ experience writing and at least 1 year editing in a digital format for a media or content organization</p><p>● Fundamental understanding of the basics of journalism</p><p>● A smart, critical eye</p><p>● Proven experience or interest in social impact and Global Citizen’s coverage areas</p><p>● Aptitude for writing about complex world events and policy issues in concise, approachable</p><p>ways for general readers</p><p>● Deep familiarity with social media, and how to frame and position content to perform well</p><p>● Proven experience with managing multiple projects</p><p>● Ability to adhere to tight deadlines</p><p>● Creative spirit and enthusiastic work ethic</p> <p>Preferred Skills &amp; Experience</p><p>● Experience with content management systems</p><p>● Familiarity with AP Style, basic HTML, and Photoshop</p><p>● A creative and engaging writing style</p><p>● Team player who is flexible and can pivot as needed</p> Global Citizen New York NY

Associate Editor

Springer Science + Business Media, LLC