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Executive Editor, STM Proceedings Strategy

Company: Springer Nature
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

Springer Nature opens the doors to discovery for researchers, educators, clinicians and other professionals. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals, platforms and technology solutions reach millions of people. For over 175 years our brands and imprints have been a trusted source of knowledge to these communities and today, more than ever, we see it as our responsibility to ensure that fundamental knowledge can be found, verified, understood and used by our communities - enabling them to improve outcomes, make progress, and benefit the generations that follow.

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Position: Executive Editor, STM Proceedings Strategy

Location: New York or Jersey City (Hybrid Working Model)

The Executive Editor, Proceedings Strategy's role is to pro-actively grow Springer Nature's proceedings business, predominantly in Computer Science. They will manage of list of proceedings publications of their own, and in addition to that they will identify commercially attractive opportunities for expansion of the proceedings program, and help drive the acquisition of product in these growth areas by the relevant editorial teams, specifically:

  • In fields where SN has a strong presence in proceedings (Computer Science) already, but where there is room for growth in a specific geographical area, and
  • In academic fields where Springer Nature's proceedings footprint can still grow

    When applicable, the Executive Editor, Proceedings Strategy acts as the key liaison and coordinator for all topics related to STM proceedings strategy and business development within the Books Group of Springer Nature.


    • Manage a proceedings program linked to publishing partners of high strategic importance to SN's Books program (predominantly in Computer Science). Ensure that output goals and planned publication dates are met, and pro-actively manage the relationship with these publishing partners
    • Initiate and coordinate market research activities to determine market size and growth opportunities that will increase the commercial success of the proceedings program
    • Establish and lead a vertical working group across SN's Books Group to facilitate information exchange, to share market research outcomes, and to gather input from editorial stakeholders on proceedings-related topics including strategy and operational set-up
    • Together with key stakeholders within Books (the Books Management team, before-mentioned working group) and working closely with Springer Nature's Open Access group, facilitate coming to a joint Open Access strategy for proceedings
    • Coordinate quality measurement to demonstrate attractiveness of the proceedings program internally (to the Editorial and Sales groups) as well as externally: towards the market (to attract new conferences). Determine and define SN's 'value add' in proceedings publishing.
    • "Sell" editorial colleagues with less proceedings publishing experience on the idea of acquiring proceedings, and provide them with the information and tools to do so
    • Working closely with SN's Research Integrity Group, review and give input on ethics workflows, including plagiarism checking of proceedings papers, resulting in suggestions for improvement.

      Job Requirements:

      • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree a plus. (Preferably, but not necessarily, in a STEM field)
      • 8+ years of academic publishing experience, ideally in proceedings publishing
      • Proven ability to develop pragmatic, straight-forward solutions for -at times- complex issues
      • Experience working with or for learned societies or academic conferences, and with building and maintaining partnerships with such organizations
      • International business development experience and experience working with global teams
      • Knowledge of the academic publishing industry, and the business drivers and recent developments in that industry, including Open Access
      • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, and the ability to easily connect with people, remotely and in person
      • Outstanding commercial focus
      • A bridge-builder with a growth mind-set and a positive, can-do mentality

        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: $100,000 - $110,000. The salary offer may vary based on work experience, education and skill level. The US salary range does not align with the salary ranges in other countries when converted to the currency of that country.

        Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law" poster:

        Internal applicants: We encourage that you speak to your manager once the interview process has started. At the point of offer acceptance, it is required that you inform your manager. If for any reason you're unable to do so, please contact HR who can provide guidance as required.

        At Springer Nature we value the diversity of our teams. We recognize the many benefits of a diverse workforce with equitable opportunities for everyone. We 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.

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