Publishing Manager or Senior Publishing Manager

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Date: Nov 21, 2022

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

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Job Title: Publishing Manager or Senior Publishing Manager

Location: London, Dordrecht, Heidelberg or New York

Full Time, Permanent role

Closing date for applications: 5th December 2022
Summary of Division:


The Springer journals portfolio is the largest group of journals in Springer Nature covering all areas of Life, Clinical, Physical, Chemical, Social Sciences and the Humanities. The Publishing Strategy team, works closely with the journal Publishers on portfolio growth, health and strategic direction as well the management of key strategic projects to support Submissions and Publications growth across our 2000+ journals.


Purpose of Role:


The Publishing Manager will support the Director, Publishing Strategy and Springer journals VPs in managing day-to-day publishing activities, developing strategies for content growth and wider portfolio development, and leading on discrete publishing projects as defined by business need.




Managing the Springer journals portfolio:


  • Support the Director, Publishing Strategy with monitoring of KPIs and the detailed analysis of key metrics and workflows as required.
  • Develop, with colleagues in Springer Journals publishing and PP&I, the tools and reporting required to monitor portfolio performance.
  • Support the portfolio with non-financial KPI budgeting and forecasting throughout the year.


Growing, optimising and developing the Springer journals portfolio:


  • Working closely with the Director, Publishing Strategy, identify market opportunities, develop publishing strategies and make key recommendations for Springer journals portfolio to ensure we meet growth targets.
  • Work with the Publishing teams to implement recommendations as agreed with senior stakeholders.
  • Support the strategic development of article collections within the portfolio, specifically working between the Springer journals Publishers and Content Acquisition team to set our strategy for Guest Edited topical collections.
  • Work with the Transfers team to ensure that transfers to and from other SN journals are maximised.
  • Be a trusted interface between the Springer journals portfolio and other key teams (e.g. OA commercial, Marketing, Publishing Performance & Intelligence, Society and Partner Management, Analytics Centre of Excellence, MRPA, Publishing Operations, SN digital etc).
  • Lead on discrete publishing projects, distilling information and data into proposals for senior management where relevant.
  • Support the Publishing Strategy team and VPs on the annual strategy cycle, contributing analysis, data and insight.
  • Support growth of OA content in the Springer portfolio, while ensuring we continue to support the commercial targets for subscription content.
  • Undertake periodic analysis of the competitor landscape to ensure we remain competitive in the global academic publishing space.


Experience and Qualifications:


  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Experience at Editor/Publisher/Publishing Manager level (or equivalent) in scholarly publishing.
  • This role requires a high-level of competency in acquiring, manipulating and interrogating data from multiple sources.  


Please apply with a covering letter and CV.




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