(Associate) Publisher, Journals (Engineering)

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Date: May 14, 2024

Location: Beijing, CN Shanghai, CN

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Job Title: (Associate) Publisher, Journals (Engineering)

Location: Beijing or Shanghai




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.
  • Manage annual Journal Development/Improvement Plans and oversee their implementation and successful conclusion.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that all journal KPIs are regularly monitored, reported and met, and that action is taken as needed.
  • Develop strong working relationships with internal colleagues in other departments.


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.


Experience, skills and qualifications


  • Experience in the STM publishing industry and knowledge of research community in China and worldwide
  • Educated to Master’s degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Have excellent networking skills
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Be capable of organising and prioritising numerous tasks
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
  • Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people at all levels


At Springer Nature, we value the diversity of our teams and work to build an inclusive culture, where people are treated fairly and can bring their differences to work and thrive. We empower our colleagues and value their diverse perspectives as we strive to attract, nurture and develop the very best talent. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion

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