Production Editor

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Production Editor, Nature Research Journals

Location: Kings Cross, London, UK

Full Time, Permanent Role

Application Closing Date : 31st March 2023


This Production Editor role is a fantastic opportunity to work on a highly regarded group of Nature Research 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 content prior to publication, ensuring content is approved by all stakeholders
  • Identify quality issues, take appropriate action and feedback recurring errors to the relevant teams to support improvement in the quality of content and service provided by vendors
  • Coordinate publication schedules for press/priority content
  • Maintain journal style and provide advice/information to colleagues and vendors on house style
  • Compile issues for online/print/supplement publication
  • Generate run lists and issue data for internal and external stakeholders (if applicable)
  • Suggest workflow improvements
  • Processing and publication of post-publication corrections, alongside reporting and advice on workflows
  • Lead and administrate production meetings with editorial teams (if applicable)
  • Support the launch of new titles.
  • Be an escalation point for newly appointed Production Editors
  • Provide on the job training and support for newly appointed Production Editors and provide feedback and support for the creation of training documents
  • Related admin duties (file curation, meeting administration, archiving, etc.)


Experience, Skills and Qualifications



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



  • Knowledge of production workflows
  • Experience of tracking and content management databases/systems
  • Basic knowledge of xml structure
  • Print and/or web publishing experience


To apply for the position, please submit a CV and a covering letter, including your salary expectations and notice period.

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