Executive Publisher - Neuroscience & Pharmacology

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Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: New York, US Jersey City, US Dordrecht, NL London, GB Philadelphia, US Heidelberg, DE

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Executive Publisher (Medicine and Life Sciences, Journals)

Location: New York/Philadelphia/Jersey City/Dordrecht/Heidelberg/London

Closing date: June 10th 2022


Springer Nature is looking for a talented individual to take accountability for the commercial success, strategic development and reputation of a portfolio of journals in the Medicine and Life Sciences team. The role will take responsibility for a portfolio of over 60 journals across Neuroscience and Pharmacology.


You’ll enjoy maximising the efficiency and profitability of the portfolio, building new business through identifying new and changing subject areas and will champion the needs of the portfolio, Editors-in-Chief and sponsoring societies of journals within the portfolio.


Using your leadership and influencing skills you will coach and manage the portfolio team to achieve business goals. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a high growth environment with lots of opportunity to make a real difference. The role of Executive Publisher is challenging and varied, and requires a thoughtful, strategic and organised approach.


Responsibilities include:

  • Maximizing the efficiency and profitability of the portfolio
  • Setting annual revenue and cost budgets, in cooperation with the Publishing Director, and monitoring performance to ensure targets are met, taking corrective action where necessary.
  • Monitor financial performance of journals in the portfolio through regular reporting and forecasting
  • Overseeing the creation of and driving through all annual journal development plans for each title
  • Developing strategies based on market research, data analysis, surveys and other ways of understanding the communities we serve and having a keen overview of business models and trends including open access, the move to online only and also social media channels
  • Working with other parts of Springer Nature internally to drive collaboration and innovative new ideas for growth
  • Provide trusted management and coaching to the team
  • Understanding and championing the needs of the portfolio, its Editors-in-Chief and sponsoring societies of journals within the portfolio

Domestic and international travel is required, when appropriate.


We are looking for a person with proven organisational skills, who can work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines, and represent the Springer Nature values of unparalleled service to editors and societies within the context of sound business practices. They should have strong communications skills for day-to-day correspondence with internal and external contacts, and excellent writing and oral presentation abilities.


Education to degree level or equivalent (science preferred), and previous experience in a similar role with scientific journals and learned societies is also required.


The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis and will be located in either New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, or London.


Closing date: 10th June 2022



If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.


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


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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.


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