Production Editor (Fixed Term Contract)

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Date: Nov 11, 2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Production Editor (Fixed Term Contract)

Location: Kings Cross, London, UK

Full time, hybrid role

Closing Date for Applications: 13th December 2022


This Production Editor role is a fantastic opportunity to work on a highly regarded group of Nature Reviews Journals. The journals are presented in both print and online formats, providing a variety of aspects to the role. You will be working with highly experienced and creative individuals and will also work with a wider network of Editorial, platform and project management teams, as well as external vendors.
As a Production Editor you will be coordinating and managing workflows of print (if applicable) and online scientific/medical journals to agreed deadlines.


  • Quality check editorial supplied content prior to delivery to vendor
  • Coordinate the workflow of accepted content through to agreed publication deadlines using production tracking and content management systems as appropriate
  • Quality check all content prior to publication, ensuring content is approved by all stakeholders, feeding back quality issues to the relevant teams
  • Coordinate publication schedules for press/priority content
  • Maintain journal style and provide advice/information to staff and typesetters on house style
  • Compile issues for online/print publication
  • Generate runlists and article data for production controllers and other departments
  • Processing and publication of post-publication corrections, alongside reporting and advising on workflows
  • Support the launch of new titles and the transition of existing titles
  • Provide on the job training and support for Production Editors and provide feedback and support for the creation of training documents
  • Identify quality issues, take appropriate action and feedback errors to the relevant teams to help improve the quality of content and service provided
  • Lead and administrate production meetings with editorial teams (if applicable)


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:




  • A degree or equivalent experience    
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve weekly/monthly deadlines
  • Planning and organisation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and manage time efficiently
  • Collaboration and communication skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Broad interest in production and publishing



  • Knowledge of production workflows
  • Experience of tracking and content management databases/systems
  • Print publishing experience
  • Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of GSuite
  • Web publishing experience and/or familiarity with XML


To apply: please submit your CV and covering letter

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