Associate Publishing Manager, Researcher Training Solutions (Associate Scientific Content Editor)

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Associate Publishing Manager, Researcher Training Solutions (Associate Scientific Content Editor)

Location: London, UK (Hybrid Working)

Full Time, Permanent Role


Research Solutions is a dynamic new division in Springer Nature. Its mission is to create solutions for our research audience across the world in order to enhance careers, advance learning and create an environment where researchers can achieve recognition for their success and their achievements. 


This role presents an exciting opportunity to join a busy, growing team in a content-development role. Working predominantly on the flagship Nature Masterclasses products, but also across the other Researcher Training Solutions products, you will help to develop the content and materials for face-to-face workshops, webinars and online courses for researchers around the world.


The Associate Publishing Manager will co-ordinate the content development and delivery of the growing portfolio of Researcher Training Solutions products (including in-person, online and webinar content and other material as required), supporting the Publishing Manager to achieve ambitious growth targets.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about the effective training of Researchers, with a good foundation in delivering publishing projects, content-development and project management.


This role involves development of training materials based on a competent understanding of the scientific research process; as such a candidate with a science background (ideally a PhD or good graduate degree) is preferred.



  • Support the Publishing Manager to develop, deliver and maintain the researcher training suite of products and services
  • Create schedules and timelines with key project dates/milestones for on-going projects.
  • Support the Publishing Manager to create training materials (slides and workbooks) by building appropriate modules and exercises using examples from scientific articles.
  • Coordinate with editorial, production, sales, advertising, sponsorship, marketing and other key internal stakeholders to ensure that key deadlines are met.
  • Assist the Publishing Manager in the testing and implementation of new products and services as required.
  • Work closely with Event Coordinators to provide content for existing face-to-face products
  • Work with the Learning Design Manager to ensure content standards and quality across asynchronous and synchronous training.
  • Liaise with third parties to secure copyright permissions for all content used. 
  • Ensure that quality of the Nature and Nature Portfolio brands is maintained across all training materials as the products grow.
  • Work with marketing team to create product collateral
  • And any other reasonable task.


Experience, skills and qualifications:

  • Experience in scientific research or scientific publishing, science communication or educational/training product development
  • Good level of experience within project management
  • Numerate and comfortable with data analysis
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of publishing processes at scientific journals (desirable)
  • Good graduate degree in the natural sciences (life sciences or interdisciplinary experience preferred) or equivalent experience in scientific publishing

Springer Nature employees in the UK are continuing to work from home at this point in time though working in the office is possible if prefered. A virtual onboarding will be provided to the successful applicant. When employees return to the offices hybrid working and core hours will be introduced.


At Springer Nature, 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. Some of these include:

  • Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
  • Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work life balance
  • 24 hour access to our learning and development platform Leap to help develop your skills

Further information about life at Springer Nature, the range of benefits available and hyrbid working will be shared during the interview process.


To Apply: Please submit your CV and cover letter

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