Commissioning Editor, Collections Management and Acquisitions

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Date: Jul 12, 2024

Location: New York, US Jersey City, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

 

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Job Title: Commissioning Editor, Collections Management and Acquisitions

Location(s): New York or Jersey City – Hybrid Working Model

 

The Springer Nature Journals Group aims to support researchers in communicating and advancing discovery for a better world. We do this by providing a trusted environment in which researchers can quickly, easily and transparently share their discoveries, data and research stories.

 

The Collections Management and Acquisition Team is a division within the Publishing Performance & Intelligence group providing expertise and dedicated resources to support the growth of commissioned content across the SN Journal portfolio.

 

The Commissioning Editor is responsible for attracting high-quality content into key Springer Nature Open Access journals via the creation of Topical Collections. Increasing commissioned content is an essential part of our strategy to grow our Open Access portfolio and as such appropriate topic identification is critical. The Commissioning Editor will work with our Editorial Board Members and with our data scientists and analysts to ensure topic selection benefits from being data driven. Similarly, identification of an appropriate Guest Editor is key to a Collection’s success; the Commissioning Editor will reach out to high-level active researchers and encourage them to engage in Topical Collections in Springer Nature journals either as an editor or an author.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for planning and implementing commissioning strategies on key journals
  • Define and implement best practices across the Collections lifecycle
  • Identify appropriate topics for Collections
  • Ascertain and understand trends in market share at the level of specific topics
  • Carry out strategic competitor analysis
  • Build and leverage relationships with internal and external editorial communities
  • Use a wide array of data analysis tools to ensure topic selection is data-driven
  • Participate in the development of new technology aimed at solving complex topic modeling problems
  • Manage Collections pipeline against ambitious publication targets
  • Partner with our journals’ editorial teams so that Collections strategy is congruent with journal development plans and is translated into a consistent flow of opening and closing Collections, whilst ensuring the editorial teams retain ownership of their journals’ content
  • Identify and engage with Guest Editors and potential authors by inviting them to edit a Collection or submit their research articles.
  • Orchestrate the training of Guest Editors
  • Engage with our Marketing teams to coordinate and improve the promotion of our Collections, and develop new ways to reach out to the external communities served by our journals
  • Support the team of Managing Editors with overseeing the management of peer review for the Collections’ pipeline

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a STEM discipline with a keen interest in Science
  • 3 – 4 years’ experience in the publishing industry or science research
  • Familiarity with the Research Process and the Scientific community
  • An excellent understanding of the research publishing landscape and how journals and journal publishers serve the research community, particularly Open Access journals
  • Direct experience of managing a journal or journal portfolio is desirable
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills – ability to directly query data is desirable
  • Practical awareness of the importance and key aspects of research ethics
  • Excellent presentational skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders
  • A creative mindset and the ability to bring energy, ideas and new approaches
  • A strategic and commercial mindset, with experience in developing and implementing plans
  • Ability to adapt quickly to change, juggle a varied workload under pressure and work quickly and efficiently on own initiative as well as part of a team

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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: $68,000 - $80,000. 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.

 

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. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here. https://group.springernature.com/gp/group/taking-responsibility/diversity-equity-inclusion.

 

For more information about career opportunities in Springer Nature please visit https://careers.springernature.com/.

 

 

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