Associate or Senior Editor (Social Sciences), Nature Communications

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor (Social Sciences), Nature Communications

 

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

 

Full Time, Permanent Role

 

Nature Research is the world’s leader in publishing high-quality research from across the natural sciences. Its journals include Nature, the Nature Research journals, the Nature Reviews journals and Nature Communications.

 

Do you love science but feel that a career at the bench isn’t enough to sate your desire to learn more about the natural world? Do you enjoy reading papers outside your chosen area of research? If the answer is ‘yes’ to any or all of these questions, you could be the person we’re looking for to join the editorial team of Nature Communications.

 

Nature Communications is the leading multidisciplinary Open Access journal, publishing high-quality scientific research. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we’re seeking an associate editor who has a critical eye, a deep understanding of their subject and interests beyond, and who can think on their feet. The successful candidate will report to a Team Manager in the life science division.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling original research papers, and working closely with other editors on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
  • Determining the representation of their subject in the journal.
  • Liaising extensively with editors at other journals in the Nature family and with experts in the international scientific community.
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutions.
  • Commission and edit Reviews, and write Editorials


Skills/Experience

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a field related to social sciences including computational social sciences, political sciences or economics
  • Significant research experience is preferred but not essential.
  • Candidates with experience in computational social science methods, such as behavioural modelling/simulations and analysis of complex networks,  are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • A thorough understanding of recent trends and developments in the field is essential.
  • A passion for science and a thirst to learn more. You must be able to demonstrate the breadth of your interest in scientific research, both within and beyond your speciality.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • The ability to read and assess the novelty, context and implications of research submitted to the journal from different areas of this discipline.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.
  • Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with significant editorial experience are encouraged to apply and will potentially be considered for Senior Editor positions.


Springer Nature employees are continuing to work from home at this point in time though working in our offices is possible depending on your preference of location. Once employees return to the offices hybrid working 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, hybrid working and the range of benefits available in your preferred location will be shared during the interview process.

 

To Apply: Please submit your CV, a covering letter explaining your interest in the post and preferred office of employment, and a separate concise (300-400 words) discussion of a recent scientific development you have found particularly exciting (stating why).

Terms for Berlin

 

Limitation: none

 

Working Hours: Full-time (37 hours/week)

 

Company: Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA

 

Contact HR Berlin: Barbara Thorwarth

 

 

Berlin candidates: We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

 

  • Varied and interesting tasks
  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies
  • A good work life balance with fair working hours and a generous and flexible vacation package
  • Discounted public transport
  • Discounted book prices
  • An excellent on-site cafeteria


If you are an internal candidate please inform your line manager of your application.
Interested in hearing more about UK early career opportunities?  Why not follow our early careers page on Hive to find out more:

https://hive.springernature.com/groups/uk-early-careers

 

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