Associate Editor (Springer Healthcare) 1

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Chester, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

Springer Healthcare is a leading global medical communications and education provider. Working in partnership with pharmaceutical companies and key opinion leaders, Springer Healthcare develop bespoke content delivered via multichannel solutions, providing the essential tools to support healthcare professionals in achieving the best possible outcomes for patients.

Associate Editor

Springer Healthcare

Chester / hybrid (Please note, own transportation required, our office is not on a public  transport route) 

Closing Date: 24th Feb 2023


Springer Healthcare is a leading publisher of medical educational products for the healthcare community, and forms part of Springer Nature, one of the world’s leading global scientific and medical publishers. Springer Healthcare are looking for an Associate Editor in the Chester office to work as part of the Adis Rapid+ Journal Publishing team, who are responsible for publishing a portfolio of clinically focused medical journals.


The Associate Editor will primarily be accountable for managing and growing the journal portfolio in their allocated therapeutic area/s by commissioning topical content which can fulfill an unmet educational need, soliciting original research articles and digital content, business development activities with the pharmaceutical industry, and building relationships with Editorial Board members and authors. 


Main Duties


  • Work with the Editorial Board to develop a commissioning plan detailing topical areas of interest on which to publish relevant content and recruit appropriate authors 
  • Meet targets for commissioned content by working with authors, pharmaceutical clients and the Journal Publishing team
  • Manage copy flow, development and finances for journal/s to ensure timely publication of targeted number of articles and to meet revenue targets 
  • Business development activities to create and maintain relationships with clients and authors in order to solicit original research and digital content 
  • Research and collate information on products and companies in own therapeutic areas
  • Opportunities for International and European travel to attend international therapy area conferences
  • Ensure growth of the journal portfolio by playing an integral part in the development of allocated therapeutic area/s and using creative and innovative ideas to support revenue growth 
  • Engage and expand Editorial and Advisory boards
  • Mentor and train Editorial Assistants and work closely with them and the wider team to ensure smooth and timely processes
  • Management of ad-hoc journal-related projects, as advised by Senior Editor 


Person Specification



  • A biomedical BSc/postgraduate degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience of reading and evaluating the content of scientific journal publications
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the drug lifecycle
  • Previous experience in a publishing house, medical communication agency or pharmaceutical company, or similar 
  • Experience of relationship management with internal staff and external clients and business development skills 
  • Project management experience
  • Good follow-up skills with the ability to proactively identify and address problems quickly and independently
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use initative and work to deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Pro-active, resourceful and a good team player


To apply: Please include a CV and covering letter outlining your reasons for applying as well as your salary expectations and notice period. 



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