Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology

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Date: Nov 20, 2023

Location: New York, US Berlin, DE

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Microbiology
Location: New York or Berlin - Hybrid working model

Closing date: 11th December 2023

Nature Microbiology is a premier journal publishing original research and commentaries in all areas of microbiology. To help us to build on the success of this journal, we are seeking a highly motivated individual, ideally with a strong interest in microbiome research, to join our editorial team. The successful candidate will play a key role in determining the representation of their field through the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content, and by acting as Nature Microbiology's representative within their community. 


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Editor, and play an important role in helping to shape the future of the journal. They will be championing host-associated microbiomes including human and preclinical studies, and will need to feel comfortable working across all areas of microbiology. They will work closely with other editors on every aspect of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review. They will commission and edit Reviews and News & Views and write for the journal. They will recommend editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice and through discussion with other members of the team.


A key feature of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic communicator, have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to travel as required.


The successful candidate will need a strong track record of research in microbiology. Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Editorial experience is not required, although applicants with previous editorial experience are encouraged to apply.


This role can be located in either our New York or Berlin offices, Internal applicants in other editorial hub locations are also welcome to apply. The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis. We have a Global Working from Home Policy which will be discussed during interview.


To apply: Applications should include all of the following:

  1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectation and notice period.
  2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.
  3. A concise discussion of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).


Please note the closing date 11th December 2023.


Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below: 

•    Medical, Dental and Vision 
•    401(k) with company match and contribution
•    Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
•    Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
•    Multiple Life insurance options
•    Disability coverage
•    Tuition Assistance
•    Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
•    Employee Assistance Program
•    Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
•    An array of Employee Social Networks  


US Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $74,000 / $91,000.  The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education, skill level and equity. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.


Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster: 


Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager.  If for any reason you’re unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.


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