Job Title: Senior Submissions Editor (Physical Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics), Springer Nature
Purpose of the Role
You will be a subject matter expert from the Physical or Applied Physical Sciences fields, and will join the Submissions/Transfers team, reporting to the Editorial Director, Submissions. A champion for your discipline across Springer Nature, you will understand the corresponding overall Springer Nature portfolio. You will play a key role in shaping the way in which we improve the number of submissions/transfers and, ultimately the acceptance of publishable manuscripts within your discipline, providing an excellent service to authors and allowing Springer Nature to grow. You will lead a team of submissions editors who are responsible for reviewing and matching manuscripts to appropriate journals within your area of responsibility. As such you will be building an improved service for our authors by enabling them to find a pathway to publication. This is an exciting position for an experienced editor who is looking to take the next step into a role with leadership responsibility.
Lead a team of submissions editors who review and match submissions within your area of responsibility, with the aim of guiding authors to submit to the most appropriate journal(s).
Responsible for creating an exemplary author service Submission Advisory team within your discipline.
Provide subject matter advice to the Submission Advisor team.
Work with individual journal editors to map areas of interest and relationships between journals.
Act as the first point of contact for editors within your subject area.
Create relationships with internal and external editorial teams to promote the transfer of submissions between journals.
Identify and work with editorial and publishing teams to launch new journals to fill gaps within the Springer Nature portfolio.
Review data and trends to identify strategies to improve our journal submission recommendations.
Drive the number of submissions to journals within the Springer Nature portfolio.
Work with technical and operational teams to build or improve the submission and transfer experience for our authors.
Responsible for the overall quality and timing of submissions advice for the team.
Manage the output and quality of the service provided by the local and offshore Submissions Advisors.
Train Submissions Advisors to ensure they are delivering the best possible service for our authors.
Provide feedback to improve recommendations and communication.
Identify key trends in your field and elevate the domain knowledge within the team.
Experience, Skills & Qualifications
Experience in STM publishing and an understanding of the research environment and the needs of researchers are both essential.
Demonstrable interest in research, both within and beyond your speciality, and a thorough understanding of recent trends/developments in the field.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels and as part of a team.
Positive and proactive approach to problem solving, taking ownership to drive and complete tasks.
Strong organizational skills, including proven ability to meet objectives.
Willing to undertake frequent national and international travel.
You will hold a PhD or equivalent in the relevant subject area. Individuals with a relevant Bachelor’s or Master’s degree and substantial publishing experience will also be considered.
To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role and your preferred office of employment.
Closing date: 31st March 2019
Candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged