Chief Editor - Nature Cancer

Posted: 7/13/2018 | Expires: 8/12/2018

Location: New York City, New York
Function: Writing & Editing
Specialty: Editor / Editorial
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive





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Chief Editor – Nature Cancer: New York, USA or Berlin, Germany





Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit a Chief Editor for Nature Cancer, a new journal that will launch in 2020.










Nature Cancer will welcome the spectrum of cancer research, from preclinical to clinical work. From new insights into cancer biology, to new approaches to the development and delivery of treatment, to new ways of understanding the global societal impact of cancer, Nature Cancer will provide the field with the best cancer-related research and a unique forum for news and commentary.










To help realize this vision, we require an ambitious, dynamic Chief Editor, who will develop, launch and establish Nature Cancer as the leading publication covering all aspects of research in this field.










Applicants must have a PhD and preferably postdoctoral experience, and a strong track record in cancer-relevant research. Previous editorial and managerial experience will be a significant advantage. The position will be based in our New York or Berlin office.










The successful applicant will lead an editorial team, and work closely with them on all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journal. A key aspect of the job is interacting with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences — willingness to travel is essential.










Working within a dynamic editorial and publishing environment that also includes Nature, Nature Cell Biology and Nature Medicine, this demanding and stimulating role calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science. The successful candidate will be dynamic and outgoing, and have excellent interpersonal skills. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills and the ability to absorb new areas of research are prerequisites.










Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their interest in the post, their CV, and a statement that encapsulates their vision for the journal’s content, competitive position and longer-term development in 1500 words or fewer. 










Closing Date: 10 August 2018










We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:





  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours






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Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services.










Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s highest impact journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of approximately EUR 1.5 billion. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.















Springer Nature is an ambitious and dynamic organisation that is home to some of the best known names in research, educational and professional publishing. We are always looking for great people who care about delivering quality to our customers.

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