Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Chemistry

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: London, GB Berlin, DE New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Chemistry

Location: London, Berlin or New York (Hybrid Working)

Full Time, Permanent Role

Closing Date: 10th April 2023


Nature Chemistry is seeking an Associate or Senior Editor to join its editorial team. The journal publishes high-quality papers in all areas of chemistry and also features commentary and analysis from and for the wider chemistry community. For more information about the journal, see our website (


Applicants must have a PhD in a chemistry-related discipline and the ideal candidate will have expertise in inorganic and/or materials chemistry. The role will cover a wide range of topics such as, for example, molecular and solid-state inorganic chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and porous materials. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a general interest in other areas of research beyond their own. Postdoctoral experience may be an advantage but is not required. Editorial experience is also not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered for a Senior Editor position.


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor of the journal. They will handle original research papers and work both independently and closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. They will also be involved in the commissioning and editing of Review, Comment and News & Views articles, as well as writing editorial content for the journal. 


This is a challenging and intellectually stimulating role that calls for a highly motivated individual with demonstrable literary skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks in a timely fashion and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the chemistry community through laboratory visits and international conferences (both online and in person), therefore the successful candidate must be confident and enthusiastic about communicating with fellow scientists and willing to travel (when appropriate and required).


This role can be located in our London, Berlin or New York offices based on a hybrid working pattern and on a full-time, permanent basis.  


At Springer Nature, we are 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 and LinkedIn Learning to help develop your skills


Further details regarding benefits and hybrid working in your preference of location will be discussed during the interview process.


To apply please send the following:

1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the job, salary expectation and preferred office location.

2. A CV detailing your education, relevant employment history and any other achievements that you feel demonstrates your suitability for the position.

3. A 300-word Research Highlight in the style of Nature Chemistry covering a peer-reviewed research paper that has caught your attention recently. The paper you highlight should not be from your own (or previous) research group or from Nature Chemistry and should be on a topic that you find interesting and exciting. The highlight should explain the significance and implications of the research to someone who is not a specialist in the subject.


Closing Date for applications: 10th April 2023

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.

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US employees are eligible for benefits including, but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life and AD&D insurance, tuition assistance, employee assistance program, paid vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, and a 401k retirement savings plan.


In order to comply with various pay transparency laws and legislations in the United States, the salary range and benefits for this position are listed below. This information is only applicable to US-based candidates and the actual salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level. Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor $74,000 Senior Editor $91,000.