Deputy Editor, Scientific Reports

Springer Nature, New York, NY

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Duration: Full-Time

Deputy Editor, Scientific Reports
Locations: London, Berlin, New York, Beijing, Shanghai
Closing date:  May 23, 2022
Scientific Reports is a primary research journal from the publishers of Nature, covering all areas of the natural and clinical sciences. Online and open access, Scientific Reports publishes a high volume of scientifically valid, original research papers, without barriers to access. With the support of external Editorial Board Members, papers are rapidly peer-reviewed to ensure they are technically sound.
As a Deputy Editor, you will support the Chief Editor of Scientific Reports in overseeing the publishing team and the editorial workflows, including the peer- review process, post-publication cases, the editorial board management, and, where required, making editorial decisions. Key performance indicators include rapid publication, sound peer-review practises, and high levels of service to staff, authors and Editorial Board Members.
* Assist in the daily management of the journal workflow
* Liaise with EBMs on an ongoing basis ensuring decision policies are adhered to at all times
* Resolve pre- and post-publication issues, including management of research integrity cases
* Input to policy development initiatives and implement editorial policy as required
* Establish and maintain relationships with EBMs, including arranging and holding in-person meetings and editorial board meetings, and supporting initiatives to further improve engagement
* Manage recruitment and training of new EBMs where required
* Represent Scientific Reports at international/national conferences and institutional visits as required
* Be an active member of the Springer Nature editorial community, engaging with editorial colleagues on other journals and driving collaboration on projects as necessary
* Sign-off editorial marketing, social media and press release content
* Line management of Associate/Senior Editor(s), depending on staffing needs, location and rate of recruitment

Experience, skills and qualifications
* PhD-level research experience (life sciences)
* Previous experience co-ordinating peer review and making independent manuscript decisions within a world-class STM publishing company

* In-depth knowledge of and experience handling editorial ethics and misconduct issues
* Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills, and fluent in English (written and spoken)
* Strong workload management and organisational skills

* Able to work independently and as part of a team
* Thorough knowledge of the scientific community and its needs
* Sound knowledge and interest in science in general
* Willingness to travel

At Springer Nature, we’re committed to creating a great working environment which includes the benefits you receive, opportunities for you to develop your skills and ways to get to know your colleagues. Some of these include:
* Support networks that focus on fostering dialogue around diversity, community building, advice and advocacy
* Wellbeing initiatives to support in maintaining a healthy work life balance
* 24 hour access to our learning and development platform Leap to help develop your skills

The position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, and can be located in our London, Berlin, New York, Beijing, Shanghai offices.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter outlining your key ambitions in the role, including your salary expectations, as well as your motivations behind applying for this exciting opportunity.

Candidates will be considered as they apply, therefore early applications are encouraged.

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