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 Associate or Senior Editor, Psychology
Institution/Organization: Macmillan Publishers
Job Location: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Human Resources
Date Posted: May 13th, 2016
Closing Date: June 10th, 2016
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Nature Research
Associate or Senior Editor, Psychology — London

Springer Nature is a major new force in scientific, scholarly, professional and educational publishing. By using its combined expertise, scale and the reach of our brands, the company aims to grow and innovate in order to better serve academic researchers, students, teachers, institutions, professionals and the wider public, by helping them discover more. Springer Nature was created through the combination of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media in May 2015. This strategic merger brought together these dynamic publishing houses with more than 150 years of history behind them, as well as complementary geographic footprints and brand portfolios, a track record of creativity and innovation, and a shared vision to advance knowledge and learning around the world. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries and has a turnover of EURO 1.5 billion.

Springer Nature, the publisher of Nature, is seeking an Associate or Senior Editor with a background in psychology. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help develop and shape the social and behavioural science content of the Nature family of journals.

Candidates must have a PhD in psychology or closely related discipline, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record. They should have expertise in the broad relationships between people and their surroundings – including the natural and built environments, technology and innovation, and social settings.

The successful applicant will work closely with a team of social science editors in a dynamic editorial and publishing environment, serving interdisciplinary Nature titles including Nature Climate Change, Nature Energy, and Nature Nanotechnology among others. Their remit will cover all aspects of the editorial process, including manuscript selection, commissioning and editing of Reviews and News & Views, and writing for the journals.

This is a demanding and intellectually stimulating position. Broad scientific knowledge and training, excellent literary skills, the ability to absorb new areas of research, and a keen interest in the practice and communication of the social and behavioural sciences are prerequisites. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing and have excellent interpersonal skills.

The position will be based in our London office, although there is a possibility for the right candidate to join our New York office. Applicants must already have the right to live and work in the country they are applying to work in.

Applicants should send: a CV; a discussion in ‘News and Views’ style (up to 1,000 words) of a recent relevant paper from the literature; and a brief cover letter that outlines their research and other relevant experience, explains their interest in the post and indicates their salary expectation.

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