Associate or Senior Editor, Scientific Reports (Biomedical or Clinical Sciences)

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Date: May 8, 2024

Location: New York, US Shanghai, CN Washington, US Beijing, CN

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Associate or Senior Editor, Scientific Reports (Biomedical or Clinical Sciences)

Location(s): New York, Washington DC, Beijing or Shanghai – Hybrid Working Model 

Closing date: May 31st 2024, candidates will be considered as they apply


Scientific Reports is a primary research journal from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural sciences, psychology, medicine and engineering. Online and open access, Scientific Reports publishes a high volume of scientifically valid, original research papers, without barriers to access. With the support of external Editorial Board Members, papers are rapidly peer-reviewed to ensure they are technically sound.


About the Role

As an Associate or Senior Editor, you will support the Chief Editor and Deputy Editors of Scientific Reports in managing the Editorial Board and editorial decision-making processes across the journal. You will support content delivery by making editorial decisions, and managing peer review for specific manuscripts. Key performance indicators include rapid publication, sound peer-review practices, and high levels of service to authors, reviewers and Editorial Board Members (EBMs). This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with a passion for science to break into an editorial career on a high-profile, fast-paced, multidisciplinary journal. The position is offered on a full-time basis and will be based in our New York, Washington DC, Beijing, or Shanghai office on a hybrid working basis. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the daily management of the journal workflow, acting as handling editor on manuscripts, providing rapid, constructive peer-review and publication decisions
  • Contribute to content development by working with the Editorial Board on the commissioning and publication of subject-specific collections
  • Promptly resolve pre- and post- publication issues raised by staff, EBMs and readers (e.g. authorship, scope, ethics and consent, misconduct)
  • Input to policy development initiatives and implement editorial policy
  • Establish and maintain relationships with EBMs; support the recruitment and training of new EBMs where required
  • Community outreach, to EBMs, and potential authors, including participation at international and national conferences as required.
  • Sign-off social media and marketing content


Experience, skills and qualifications

  • PhD-level research experience (biomedical or clinical sciences)
  • Thorough understanding of the scientific research community and its needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of and interest in science in general
  • Highly self-motivated, resourceful and achievement-oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong workload management and organisational skills
  • Active, supportive team player with an adaptable and flexible approach
  • Willingness to travel


To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations.


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 / Senior Editor: $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 "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" 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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