Managing Editor, Collections Management and Acquisitions

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Date: May 8, 2024

Location: New York, US Jersey City, US

Company: Springer Nature Group


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Job Title: Managing 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 Managing Editor will work with commissioning editors, publishers, external editors and our operational partners to organize and manage collections on behalf of key parts of the SN Journals portfolio. They will be responsible for the project management of multiple live collections and will work closely with our operational teams to provide an enhanced level of oversight for commissioned articles.

Increasing commissioned content is an essential part of our strategy to grow our open access portfolio and this role ensures we can do this at scale while maintaining an excellent level of quality and author service.


  • Project management of live collections
  • Support Commissioning Editor/Guest Editor and Authors with queries
  • Engagement with the Marketing department
  • Contact point for Guest Editor and operations throughout the collection
  • Reporting on Performance of Collection
  • Monitoring of content flow and delivery against collection submission window
  • Enhanced oversight to ensure service and quality and key escalation point
  • Responsible for filtering of MS and general oversight that peer review is in place for commissioned content
  • Assign new submissions to assistant editor and support as needed
  • Monitor turnaround times (TATs)
  • With the Editorial Support Advisor team contribute to robust workflow documentation to be used across all portfolios
  • Point of contact for production and other queries.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Solid experience of journal publishing workflows, specifically around submit to accept
  • Good understanding of publishing ethics and integrity issues
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written and in person/on the phone
  • Good administrative and organizational skills
  • Strong English skills in written and spoken language
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Has a sound understanding of the balance between operational efficiency and editorial rigor


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: $60,000 - $70,000. 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


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