Editorial Administrator/Assistant

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Date: Aug 4, 2022

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.

Springer Nature is one of the world’s largest STM publishers, and a major force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing.  Our publications range across the medical and life sciences, mathematics, engineering, and many other fields. Springer Nature has a strong presence in Chester with a team of more than 15 working on the Adis Rapid+ journal portfolio. Adis (an imprint of Springer Nature) publishes over 30 medical journals and our content is relied upon by a wide range of professionals including those involved in medical and pharmacological research, practice or teaching, drug regulation or reimbursement and those in the pharmaceutical industry.


Do you have a passion for knowledge advancement, critical appraisal and the communication of research? Are you perhaps looking for a career change but still want to use your education and training to good use? Or perhaps you have recently graduated and no longer want to pursue a career in academia? If so we may have a role for you!

Job Title: Editorial Administrator

Location: Chester, UK (Hybrid Working)

Full Time, Permanent Role

Springer Healthcare is a full service agency and 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. We're looking for an Editorial Administrator in the Tattenhall (Chester) office to work as part of the Adis Rapid+ Journal Publishing team, who are responsible for publishing a portfolio of clinical journals. The successful candidate will be providing crucial scientific administrative support to the publishing team in order to ensure the successful and timely online publication of journals published by Adis Rapid+. There may be opportunities for personal development and for progression into a range of different areas of journal publishing in the future.



  • Provide scientific administrative support to Adis Rapid+ journal team and help them to manage the publication of journal articles.
  • Coordinate projects with internal departments and external authors/clients, and manage article workflow in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate peer review process for articles submitted to the journals by researching and allocating appropriate peer reviewers for manuscripts (in terms of expertise and availability).
  • Assist authors with all stages of the publication process ensuring all key requirements in the journal guidelines are adhered to.
  • Assist Editors with journal development tasks such as Editorial and Advisory board development, email campaigns, researching new client contacts, and maintaining the current client contact database to assist with business development activities.
  • Coordinate invoicing and financial support for articles published in the journals.
  • Work closely as part of a dynamic and innovative team to improve workflows and processes in order to provide novel publishing solutions and a quality service to authors/clients.

Experience & Qualifications

  • BSc or relevant experience in an administrative function


  • Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritise effectively and meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to proactively and calmly identify and address problems quickly
  • Adaptable to change and willing to take on new and different responsibilities as they arise
  • Keen interest in scientific publishing
  • Please note, own transport required, office location is not on a public transport route. Hybrid working options available.

Springer Healthcare employees in the UK are continuing to work from home at this point in time though office attendance is possible if required. A virtual on-boarding will be provided to the successful applicant for this role. When employees return to the offices hybrid working (allowing employees to work 2-3 days from home) and core hours will be introduced.

Some Of These Include

At Springer Healthcare, 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 get to know your colleagues.


  • A core benefits package and a flex fund to put towards financial, health & wellbeing and lifestyle benefits of your choosing
  • Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
  • Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work like balance
  • 24-hour access to our learning and development platform Leap to help develop your skills

Further information about life at Springer Healthcare and the range of benefits available which you can tailor to meet your needs will be shared during the interview process.

To apply: please submit your CV and covering letter, expressing interest in the role and your salary expectations.

Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements.

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and 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. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.

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.


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