Associate or Senior Editor: Reviews, Nature Biotechnology

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: New York, US London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Associate or Senior Editor: Reviews, Nature Biotechnology

New York or London

Closing date: May 25, 2022


We are seeking a highly motivated Associate or Senior Editor to join the Nature Biotechnology team as our Reviews Editor. Your mission will be to build upon the success of the journal’s front-half section, commissioning, editing and developing content that analyzes and provides our readers with updates on the most timely and significant problems in biotechnology and bioengineering.


Nature Biotechnology research analysis’ content, such as reviews, perspectives, News & Views, tweet highlights, both in print and online media. The Reviews editor is also responsible for managing the development of special issues highlighting new trends in research. You will be interacting with key scientists and opinion-makers on a daily basis to identify impactful content of relevance to the journal’s readership.  Any familiarity with non-written forms of media (podcasts, video) also a plus.


To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • A PhD (or equivalent) in any area of the life sciences.
  • Breadth of research interest, awareness of emerging trends in bioengineering and biotech and an eagerness to learn about new areas and developments.
  • A vision for how to improve the geographical and demographic reach of journal content and an appreciation of DEI issues
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be fluent in English (written and spoken).
  • A good handle of social media platforms.
  • Be eager to travel and meet scientists worldwide; learn more about them and their research.
  • Be comfortable with working in a fast-paced collaborative environment, interacting with colleagues with different expertise, and taking on new challenges.
  • Candidates for a senior position must demonstrate prior experience in editing Reviews content for scientific publications.
  • Contribute to news and news features sections, at the discretion of the Chief Editor 

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor and play an important role in setting the journal’s agenda and editorial voice.


This is a full-time position, based in our New York or London offices with flexibility for partly working from home. 


To apply:  Send us your resume / CV, writing samples in Nature’s research highlights or News & Views format, and a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position.  


Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.  The closing date for applications is May 25, 2022.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours


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