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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Springer Nature Ltd
New York City, New York (US)
$74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Earth Science
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Full time

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Job Title: Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Ecology & Evolution

Location(s):  New York or Berlin - Hybrid working model

Closing date: December 11th 

Do you have a background in ecological research, but are looking for involvement in a broader range of topics than your own specific research area? We are looking for an Associate or Senior Editor to join the team of Nature Ecology & Evolution, to help shape the journal’s mission to publish original research and commentary in all areas related to ecology and evolution, and develop the highest standards in editorial practice. To learn more about the journal visit 


The successful candidate will handle manuscripts across the field of ecology, developing a special focus relevant to their own area of expertise. The role involves the editorial assessment of manuscripts for publication, management of peer review, commissioning and writing of content, and acting as Nature Ecology & Evolution's interface with the global research and policy community.


This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position and calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. A key aspect of the job is interaction with the scientific community, including attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be a great communicator, have excellent interpersonal skills and be prepared to travel as may be required.

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience preferable.


Previous editorial experience is beneficial but not essential.


The position will be based in the offices of Springer Nature, and the terms and conditions are competitive, reflecting the importance and responsibilities of the role.

Applications should include all of the following:

1. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position.

2. A CV / resume detailing your education, relevant employment history, list of published scientific papers, and any other achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the position.
3. A concise discussion (no more than 800 words) of recent scientific developments that you have found particularly exciting (stating why).


Please note the closing date, December 11th 

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: Associate Editor: $74,000 / Senior Editor: $91,000. 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 “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster: 


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. Springer Nature was awarded Diversity Team of the Year at the 2022 British Diversity Awards. Find out more about our DEI work here.


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