Editorial Board Resourcing Manager

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Date: Jan 23, 2023

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Title:  Editorial Board Resourcing Manager

Location: London, Berlin, and Dordrecht (Hybrid working)

Full time, Permanent Role

Closing Date for Applications: 10th February 2023


We are excited to offer a Editorial Board Resourcing Manager position within Springer Natures vibrant and innovative Editorial Engagement team.


In this role, you will be responsible for building engagement with the research community by creating opportunities for early career researchers to work with Springer Nature journals as Editorial Boards members.


You will work closely with Editors in Chiefs (EiCs), journal publishing colleagues and our technology partners to create processes to support editorial board recruitment; encouraging diversity and ensuring that editorial boards are representative of their respective communities.


An ideal opportunity for individual with a passion for the development and provision of editorial boards services, this position will also bring the chance to recruit, manage and develop a team to allow the large scale implementation of these exciting initiatives across Springer Nature.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train and manage a high-performing team of Editorial Engagement Specialists who support Editorial board recruitment on target journals. 
  • Drive and coordinate recruitment priorities for the team, ensuring that a high quality service is delivered in a timely manner .
  • Develop training resources for internal colleagues to establish best practices for editorial board recruitment alongside your editorial engagement team.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of scalable tools and systems (AI driven where possible) to identify candidate board members in a data driven way alongside analytics team.
  • With the external editor support team and the journals publishing teams contribute to a high quality on boarding experience for new board members.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure the goals of the team are met and that we can reliably implement new initiatives and pilots.
  • Maintain proper quality assurance by coordinating processes and reporting on results.


Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

  • Management Experience (remote management preferred)
  • Experience of STM journal publishing, with a good understanding of peer review and the role of Editorial Boards (preferably direct experience of working with editorial boards)
  • Strong project management skills, with confidence and ability to lead projects and chair meetings 
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Experience of stakeholder management at all levels of seniority
  • Managing complexity (incorporating change management and flexibility)


This role can be located in our London, Berlin, New York, or Dordrecht office. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and on a hybrid working pattern.


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
  • An excellent benefits package!


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


To Apply: Please include a CV, and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role and preferred office of employment.

Internal applicants please inform your line manager when applying for the role.


Springer Nature is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and we encourage applications from candidates with disabilities. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty and wish to submit your application in an alternative format or would like to discuss reasonable adjustments during the application and interview process, please get in touch either by phone on +44 (0)207 014 4020 or by email SpringerNatureUKCareers@springernature.com so we can make any necessary arrangements. 


At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles. https://group.springernature.com/jp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.