Associate Editor, Journals

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Date: Sep 21, 2022

Location: Philadelphia, US New York, US

Company: Springer Nature Group

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Position: Associate Editor

Location: Philedalphia and New York, NY- Hybrid Schedule




Under limited supervision of the Senior Editor, the Associate Editor manages the development and workflow of assigned titles from signed contract to publication. The role involves extensive commissioning, author contact, manuscript review, long range planning for growth and development of the program. Responsible for a minimum of five quarterly, bi-monthly, and monthly journals in the Medical, Biomedical, and Environmental fields.



  • Actively acquires and commissions content for journals with an annual increase determined by management.
  • Sends invitations and author guidelines to Editors-in-Chief, Section Editors, and Authors. Works with Production to ensure all required forms are signed, completed, and returned by Authors.
  • Manages development of journals from signed contract to handover of final manuscript, working with Senior Editor, Production Editors, and Editors-in-Chief to ensure that schedules and journal program requirements are met, title content is as planned for market, and high editorial standards are achieved.
  • Respond to author/editor needs and establishing long-term, ongoing good-will relationship with journal contributors.
  • Develops yearly Journal Improvement Plans to address pending issues and manage journal expectations.
  • Holds twice-yearly editorial board meetings to discuss journal status and evaluate content requirements.
  • Develops and maintains international Editorial Boards.
  • Keeps JFlow and accurate and up-to-date adding information as needed.
  • Works with Editor-in-Chief to secure late manuscripts, or when a manuscript cannot be procured, work with Editor-in-Chief to develop alternate plans for completing an issue per journal plan.
  • Researches journal field to determine if content change is necessary to keep the journal current.
  • Researches and discusses new projects with editorial colleagues particularly in overlapping areas.
  • Process all manuscripts through iThenticate to evaluate papers for plagiarism.
  • Supervises final editorial preparation of manuscripts for production.
  • Keeps detailed records for each project, and the status of each article as it moves through the editorial to production systems.
  • Approximately 5%-10% travel as well as strong initiative and independent functioning.
  • Performs related duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years’ experience in related editorial capacity.
  • Must be highly organized and attentive to detail.
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) in order to deal with people at all levels within the company and with external contacts
  • Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to manage several projects at once and set/reset priorities as necessary.
  • Must be self-motivated with a professional approach and can-do attitude

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