Associate Editor, Computer Science Journals

Posted: 12/5/2019 | Expires: 1/4/2020

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



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JOB TITLE:           

Associate Editor, Journals (Computer Science), New York 



Mathematics, Physical & Applied Sciences (MPAS) Journals


REPORTS TO:       

Senior Editor, Computer Science


The global editorial team in Computer Science, part of the Springer Nature Journals Group, publishes over eighty scholarly journals.  Associate Editor Computer Science, under supervision of the Senior Editor, will maintain an established portfolio of roughly fifteen journals, with a focus on enhancing performance of the current titles, exploring opportunities for acquiring content, and participating in research communities.




Reporting to the Senior Editor, the Associate Editor ensures the journals’ pipeline growth and content development. S/he must prepare for, and independently lead, individual EiC discussions, as well as conduct editorial board meetings. The job includes traveling to conferences and universities for in-person conversations with researchers to conduct market research and predict future trends. Troubleshooting, prioritizing, organizing and coordinating assignments with high levels of flexibility and efficiency are paramount.



  • Proactively grow journals by communicating with EiCs and editorial boards to keep members engaged in journal activities. Includes strategic insight, initiative, independent judgement, and very strong interpersonal skills.

  • Travel to and attend conferences, visit universities and participate in research communities for networking and gathering market research on trends in the field. Requires independent travel and ability to drive to locations as necessary.

  • Prepare strategic development plans: outlining content growth opportunities, recommending leadership changes, and addressing threats/weaknesses.

  • Prepare proposals and/or contracts for new journals, renewals, amendments and journal payments for editorial approval.

  • Generate pipeline reports to ensure program is growing and deadlines are met.

  • Acquire and track special issues to grow content and publish where the field is growing.

  • Coordinate guest editor orientation and liaise with other departments.

  • Monitor peer-review activity to guide efficient editing/reviewing practices.

  • Develop strong working relationships with colleagues across all departments.

  • Efficiently handle administrative tasks, ranging from internal systems, group file sharing, journal recordkeeping, to creating management reports for CS Editorial Director as needed.




  • Bachelor’s degree with least 3 years of office experience. 

  • 3 years' experience in journal publishing is preferred.

  • Excellent networking, acquiring skills, along with good presentation skills.

  • Excellent team-working skills; being assertive and diplomatic when dealing with colleagues internally and externally at all levels.

  • Laser focus and attention to detail; exhibiting strong organizational and analytical skills are a must.

  • Ability to set own schedule, organize and prioritize numerous tasks and take initiative for team projects.

  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, demonstrating a commercial/entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Resourcefulness and proactive problem-solving for both queries and opportunities.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; thorough knowledge of office procedures including efficient e-recordkeeping.

  • Very strong computer skills required in MS Word, and Excel; database and other software to track projects across a portfolio of journals.


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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