Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Machine Intelligence

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Date: Jan 21, 2023

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Machine Intelligence

Location: London, Berlin, or New York

Permanent, Full-time role

Closing date: 6th February 2023


Nature Machine Intelligence launched in 2019 and publishes both fundamental and applied research in a wide range of areas in artificial intelligence and robotics. The journal incorporates elements of computer science, computational biology, electrical engineering, mathematics, physics, neuroscience, cognitive science and psychology.


The journal also publishes news, commentary and perspectives on the impact of machine intelligence on science and society.


We are now looking to recruit a new Associate or Senior Editor. We are inviting applications from those with a background in any of the above and related fields. Applicants should have completed a PhD, have a strong research record, feel driven to continually learn about new fields and trends and have a keen interest in exploring the wide implications of AI research on other scientific areas, industry and society. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for a Senior Editor position.


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor. They will participate in all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning, and editing News and Views, Comments, Perspectives and Reviews, as well as writing for the journal.


This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. The successful candidate must be dynamic and outgoing and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and will ideally be located in our London, Berlin or New York office. 


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


Applications should include the following:

1. A cover letter telling us who you are and why you want to become a full-time Nature journal editor. Please also mention your salary expectations and your preferred location.


2. A CV detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published research papers, and any other achievements that you feel demonstrate your suitability for the position.


3. A concise discussion of some recent developments in two or more fields in artificial intelligence which you have found particularly exciting (explaining why).


Closing date: 6th February 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.


Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


If you have any access needs related to disability, neurodivergence or a chronic condition, please contact us so we can make all necessary accommodation.


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 for Associate Editor: $74,000 and Senior Editor: $91,000.