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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Sustainability

Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Sustainability

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Springer Nature

Springer Nature is an academic publishing company created by the May 2015 merger of Springer Science+Business Media and Holtzbrinck Publishing Group’s Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, and Macmillan Education

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London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time

Entry level

Competitive + Benefits. In line and consistent with employees across the business

Required education

Application deadline
24 February 2021

13 February 2021

Job description

Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Sustainability
Locations: London, Berlin, New York, Shanghai
Closing date: February 24th 2021

Nature Sustainability publishes research across a wide spectrum of natural, social and engineering sciences on sustainability, its policy dimensions and possible solutions. Part of the journal’s mission is to highlight the role of integrated research on the interface among social, environmental and technological systems, and to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue.

The team requires a full-time Associate or Senior Editor to cover the broad Earth science dimensions of sustainability research. The team are looking for research expertise in biogeochemistry, physical geography, hydrology, atmospheric chemistry or related disciplines, and ideally a strong quantitative background. A key aspect of the job is liaising with the scientific community through laboratory visits and international conferences either virtually or by travelling when possible – willingness to engage in a mix of outreach activities is essential.

The role:

You will work closely with the Chief Editor and a small team of editors from the natural, social and engineering domains on all aspects of the editorial process that include:

  • Manuscript selection and peer review
  • Commissioning and editing of Review and Comment articles
  • Writing for the journal

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD and strong research record in the relevant discipline and, preferably, postdoctoral or equivalent experience
  • Broad scientific knowledge and training
  • Excellent literary skills
  • Ability to absorb and appreciate new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of science
  • Good time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Editorial experience desirable but full training will be given

The position will be based in our London, Berlin, New York or Shanghai offices. Please state your preferred location in your application.

At Springer Nature we value and celebrate the diversity of our people. We recognise the many benefits of a diverse workforce and 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.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

How to apply

To apply, please use the link

Please send:

  • Your CV as well as a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and indicating salary expectations
  • A selection of 5 articles from the recent scientific literature reflecting your views of sustainability research (provide the full reference, and ideally a link to the article; provide a brief rationale for your choice)
  • A 200-word writing sample (you can summarise a recently published paper, report on a significant sustainability development or reflect on an emerging sustainability debate)

Closing date: February 24th 2021.