Associate or Senior Editor BMC Global and Public Health

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Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: New York, US Shanghai, CN Berlin, DE London, GB

Company: Springer Nature Group

BioMed Central is the leading open access publisher of STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) research. Since it was founded in 2000, BioMed Central has successfully pioneered the open access publishing model and brought open access to the mainstream. With offices in London, North America and Asia, the company employs over 290 people across a range of operations including editorial, production, IT and business. BioMed Central is a vibrant and innovative company. It operates in a fast-paced and high-energy environment, hiring talented people who are passionate about science, technology, medicine and open access.



Position: Associate or Senior Editor

Location: New York, Berlin, London, Shanghai- Hybrid Model

Deadline: December 16, 2022


BMC Global and Public Health is a new broad scope and selective journal from BMC, publishing important advances and influential research and opinion in global and public health, with the goal to further health and well-being and to support the communities around the world. Areas of research interest of the journal include disease epidemiology, health equity, environmental and occupational health, health policy, reproductive health, and social determinants of health. We aim to contribute to advancing health equity and policy making worldwide.


We are seeking an Associate or Senior Editor with a strong background in global and public health and a keen interest in open science and open access publishing. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the launch of this new journal and its editorial mission, and to shape its content as part of a new dynamic team of editors.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Handling original research papers and managing all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection and overseeing peer review.
  • Making well-reasoned editorial decisions on submitted manuscripts in the light of expert advice.
  • Liaising with editors at other journals across Springer Nature and with experts in the international scientific community.
  • Attending conferences and visiting research institutes to engage with the communities and to represent the journal.
  • Engaging with the Editorial board of the journal.
  • Commissioning and editing of Reviews, Opinions, Comments and other invited articles.
  • Contributing to journal strategy and editorial policies.


To be considered for the position, you will have:

  • A PhD, MD, or equivalent experience in global and public health, covering relevant research areas and developments within the scope of the journal.
  • Broad scientific interests and a passion for science.
  • Ability to critically assess manuscripts for scientific impact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and with colleagues at all levels.
  • Eagerness to travel and meet scientists worldwide, learn more about them and their research, and help them learn more about us and what we are looking for in the papers we seek to publish.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills, and ability to balance short-term deadlines with long-term goals.
  • Previous editorial experience is required for candidates applying for the Senior Editor position



This is a full-time permanent position, located in our New York, London, Shanghai or Berlin offices. Applicants should send a CV and a brief cover letter explaining their interest in the position and their preferred office of employment.

If you are an internal candidate please inform your line manager of your application.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life and AD&D
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Transit Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Summer Hours


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:


Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.


Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.


At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We strive for an inclusive workplace that empowers all our colleagues to thrive. Our search for the best talent fully encompasses and embraces these values and principles.



Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor : $74,000 Senior Editor: $91,000 . The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.