Job opening detail :
Associate Editor / Editor, Cognitive Science and Neuropsychology, Books
posted: Jan. 19, 2023
Offered by:
Springer Nature
Health; Dental; 401K
Full Time
New York, NY

Reporting to the Editorial Director, the Associate Editor / Editor will be managing the Cognitive Science and Neuropsychology book program at Springer Nature. The role involves acquiring and publishing research monographs, edited volumes, and reference works for the scholarly market. The ideal candidate will be a commercially-aware, target-driven, and creative self-starter, who is passionate about academic publishing.


- Seeking out new authors and book ideas: to actively research ideas, topics, and people for potential books and book series in line with the list and company strategy.
- Evaluating proposals and manuscripts to determine commercial viability, audience, and market; offer editorial feedback.
- Developing a strategy to ensure sustainable growth of the list in line with the wider divisional and company strategy.
- Negotiating the acquisition/contract process with authors, signing an agreed number of new titles each year.
- Serving as a project manager for each book project, coordinating delivery date, manuscript formatting, production workflows, and author management to ensure publication targets are met each year.
- Attending academic conferences and conducting campus visits to meet new authors as well as to promote and build the Springer brand in the media and communication market.
- Approximately 15-20% travel will be required, including internationally.
- Liaison with global editorial colleagues as well as production, sales, marketing, and publicity.
- Other duties as required.


- College degree with 2 - 5 years experience in academic and/or related book publishing.
- Advanced degree in specific subject area highly desirable.
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
- Must be willing and able to travel.
If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.

Springer Nature US provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes the benefit offerings listed below:
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- 401(k) with company match and contribution
- Hybrid office working policy, Summer Hours, and paid time off
- Flexible Spending and Commuter programs
- Multiple Life insurance options
- Disability coverage
- Tuition Assistance
- Voluntary benefits: Identity Theft Protection, Pet Insurance, and Legal Assistance Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Family friendly benefits and a variety of employee discounts
- An array of Employee Social Networks

Annualized Base Salary Range: Associate Editor: $60,000 / Editor: $66,000 - $80,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level.

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