At Springer Nature we give you the opportunity to work in a progressive publishing company, home to some of the best names in research.  We offer a wide array of roles with varying responsibilities, enabling you to learn new skills so that you can further develop your career.

Roles & Responsibilities

Take a look below at the key requirements for just some of our roles across our editorial and publishing groups in the research division.

Assistant Editor

  • Ensures manuscripts adhere to all journal policies
  • Communicates with academic editors and authors to facilitate the publication process
  • Identify areas where Section Heads or Associate Editors are required

Associate Editor (Journals)

  • Commissions reviews and/or selects manuscripts for peer review, manages peer review process
  • Writes editorial summaries and press releases, and other written content
  • Facilitates communication between authors and reviewers
  • Organises lab visits and attends conferences

Associate Editor (Magazines)

  • Identifies stories to cover, write and/or assign to writers
  • Edit copy to tight, coherent and compelling narratives
  • Posts stories online, add hyperlinks, related stories, story collections, and other digital tasks

Chief Editor

  • Responsible for the published content of the journal
  • Develops a strategic direction for the journal
  • Recruits, trains and plans the professional development of editorial staff

Commissioning Editor

  • Assesses and develops book publishing proposals
  • Monitors market trends to identify competitive publishing opportunities for our books programmes
  • Maintains a network of authors, negotiates publishing contracts and pitches book publishing projects to senior colleagues

Editor

  • Responsible for the published content of the journal or series of journals
  • Develops a strategic direction for a journal or series of journals
  • Builds communication with editorial board members and scientific community

Editorial Assistant

  • Supporting journals; manages the flow of manuscripts through our tracking system. Supporting books; organises peer review of new and revised submissions
  • Supports editors, authors and reviewers
  • Point of contact across different departments, including Production, Art and Press


Journal Development Editor

  • Encourages manuscript submission through active promotion of the journal
  • Point of contact for external individuals related to the journal and internal departments such as marketing and sales
  • Assesses each journals need for development, define objectives for each journal
  • Translates company objectives into journal development, oversee new journal launches

Manuscript Assistant

  • Ensures manuscripts adhere to all journal policies on submission
  • Communicates with editorial board members

Publishing Assistant (Journals with in-house editors)

  • Carries out research for new products and product development
  • Builds and maintain reports, monitor performance of products
  • Communicates with market research team and editorial teams

Publishing Assistant (Journals with in-house editors and Editorial Board Members)

  • Selects editorial board members for manuscript processing
  • Ensures manuscripts adhere to all journal policies, oversees all decisions sent to authors
  • Communicates with editorial board members

Publishing Editor

  • Assesses and develops book publishing proposals.
  • Monitors market trends to identify competitive publishing opportunities for our books.
  • Maintains a network of authors, negotiates publishing contracts and pitches book publishing projects to senior colleagues.

Publishing Manager

  • Creates schedules, coordinates and ensures timely delivery of projects. Carries out research for new products and product development
  • Collects statistics and formulates recommendations and reports for senior managers
  • Communicates with editorial, production, sales, advertising, sponsorship and marketing departments

Reporter

  • Identifies topics for news and feature articles
  • Identifies pertinent sources and conduct interviews
  • Writes clear, accurate and well-structured articles

Career development

Your personal development is important to us at Springer Nature and there are many different career paths that you can take. Here we show you just a few traditional and non-traditional options within our editorial and publishing teams. If you bring the passion for science we will help you develop your skills along the way.

Crosses from Editorial to Publishing​​​​​​​

Crosses from Editorial to Publishing​​​​​​​

Non-traditional path

Publishing Journals​​​​​​​

Publishing Journals​​​​​​​

Traditional path

Magazines Editorial​​​​​​​

Magazines Editorial​​​​​​​

Traditional path

Editorial Administration​​​​​​​

Editorial Administration​​​​​​​

Traditional path

Books Editorial​​​​​​​

Books Editorial​​​​​​​

Traditional path