Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Human Behaviour

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Date: Nov 25, 2022

Location: London, GB Shanghai, CN Berlin, DE Tokyo, JP Beijing, CN Madrid, ES Nanjing, CN

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate or Senior Editor (social sciences), Nature Human Behaviour

Location: London, Beijing, Berlin, Madrid, Shanghai, Tokyo, Nanjing, New Delhi & Pune – Hybrid working model

Closing date: 11th December 2022

Nature Human Behaviour seeks an Associate or Senior Editor with a background in the social sciences.  No prior editorial experience is required as full training is given, although applicants with significant editorial experience will be considered for a Senior Editor position. This is a full-time position and will be located in our London, Beijing, Berlin, Madrid, Shanghai, Tokyo or Nanjing offices (hybrid working model).  


Launched in January 2017, Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into any aspect of individual or collective human behaviour. The journal has a strong multidisciplinary identity (encompassing research across the social, biological, health, and physical sciences) and places a strong emphasis on rigorous scientific practices. 


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and play an important role in shaping the content and future of the journal. You will participate in all aspects of the editorial process, including:


  • Manuscript selection and peer review
  • Commissioning and editing Opinion pieces, News & Views and Reviews
  • Writing for the journal
  • Liaising with the research community through laboratory visits and international conferences
  • Shaping journal strategy and policies


Required skills / experience:

  • A PhD in any social science discipline. We are particularly interested in candidates with a multidisciplinary background, strong quantitative skills, and broad interests in human behaviour research, as the role involves engaging with research in multiple diverse disciplines
  • Superior abilities in the communication of scientific ideas, and willingness to learn new fields
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills and ability to travel to international conferences


To apply please submit the following materials:

  • your CV
  • a covering letter
  • a concise discussion (500 words maximum) of recent scientific developments in human behaviour research which you have found particularly exciting (stating why)


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and should arrive no later than 11th December 2022. 


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