Editor, Palgrave, Education

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Date: May 18, 2024

Location: New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group


About Springer Nature Group

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About the Brand

Palgrave Macmillan specialises in cutting-edge academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It publishes monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Linguistics and Business. Visit palgrave.com and follow @Palgrave

Job Title: Editor, Education, Palgrave Macmillan

Location: New York (Hybrid Working Model)


Palgrave Macmillan, a part of Springer Nature, is a global publisher specializing in cutting-edge academic books. We publish monographs, journals, textbooks, professional and reference works, in print and online. In subjects ranging from Political Science, Economics and History, to Literature, Education, Linguistics and Sociology, the list contains original works by many of the foremost scholars, writers and editors in the world, including Nobel laureates and internationally recognized experts.


Palgrave Macmillan is looking for a motivated Editor to join the Education team in a permanent capacity.


The Editor will be responsible for acquiring and publishing a high-quality program of research monographs, edited collections, Handbooks, Palgrave Pivots, upper-level textbooks, major reference works, and open access titles and partnerships. The Editor will acquire and publish within part of the existing portfolio program in Education (Childhood and Youth) but with a focus on additional new sub-disciplines. They will work with the Education team head to drive growth and develop own portfolio as part of the strategically defined overall portfolio of the Publishing Unit. The Editor will report into the Executive Editor for Education and commission around 35 titles a year.


The ideal candidate will be target-driven, energetic, and open to working in an ever-changing environment. They will be a creative self-starter who has a deep understanding of academic publishing, with an entrepreneurial spirit and exceptional communication and presentation skills.



  • Identify authors and support them in developing and producing their projects
  • Solicit, read and evaluate book proposals offered by authors, as well as assess their suitability for the list
  • Meet goals set by editorial management such as contracts signed and manuscripts handed over to production
  • Maintain profitable relationships with book series editors, authors and advisors
  • Negotiate contract terms with authors
  • Remain a point of contact for authors/editors throughout the publication process
  • Research market trends on a national and international level
  • Manage the back-list, make decisions on publishing potential and new editions of successful titles
  • Conduct market and competitive research in assigned subject area
  • Business travel to conferences (domestic and international) as required
  • Work closely with the editorial support teams to ensure book projects are published to schedule

Experience, skills and qualifications:


  • Educated at least to degree level or equivalent
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be numerate and IT systems-literate, with a sharp eye for detail
  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stake-holders
  • Be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and be able to work on their own initiative
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
  • Have excellent team-working skills to deal with people within the company and externally at all levels
  • Excellent networking skills
  • Ability to work independently within a team environment


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: $66,000 - $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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