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Date: May 2, 2023

Location: New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Position: Editor

Location: New York (Hybrid Working Model)


Springer Nature is seeking to appoint an Editor to acquire and publish content within part of its existing Plant Sciences book portfolio. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as building and maintaining strong working relationships with authors, editors, and other external partners, is essential to this role.



  • Acquire and publish content in assigned subject areas
  • Identify potential authors and important topics by researching new and emerging trends in the market, both national and international
  • Develop relationships with academics, researchers, authors in order to maintain a network of subject-area experts
  • Expand existing book portfolio in partnership with series editors, editorial board members, and authors
  • Solicit, evaluate, and manage book proposals, including but not limited to external peer review
  • Negotiate contract terms with authors
  • Assist authors with manuscript preparation as needed
  • Prepare final manuscripts for production and remain a point of contact for authors throughout the production process
  • Business travel (domestic/international) as required
  • Manage existing Botany and Mycology book portfolio within a strategic framework determined by the Editor.


Experience, Skills, and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
  • Have excellent English language skills, both verbal and written, with a sharp eye for detail
  • 3-4 years of work experience in a professional office environment (preferably publishing)
  • Be a diplomatic and assertive individual who is able to work with demanding stakeholders
  • Be able to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and work independently in a team environment
  • Be resourceful and proactive in dealing with problems and queries
  • Excellent networking skills



  • If applying as Editor: several years of experience as an associate editor or comparable positions


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  


Annualized Base Salary Range: $66,000 – $80,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.
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: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf  
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.
Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.