Chief Editor (m/f) Nature Reviews Physics - London, New York, Berlin

Springer Nature
June 19 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Organisation - Nature Communications

Location - London, New York or Berlin

Nature Research is a flagship portfolio of journals, products and services including Nature and the Nature-branded journals, dedicated to serving the scientific community.

Nature Research, the publisher of Nature, is looking to recruit a Chief Editor for Nature Reviews Physics, a new journal that will launch in 2019.

Nature Reviews Physics will join our highly influential family of Nature Reviews journals, renowned for their editorial quality and supported by best-in-class artwork. Our aim in launching Nature Reviews Physics is to provide the broadest possible scientific community with high-quality, critical reviews of the latest, most important findings in all areas of physics.

To help realize this vision, we require an ambitious, dynamic Chief Editor who will develop, launch and establish Nature Reviews Physics as the leading publication covering all aspects of physics research. The successful candidate will have an excellent research record, including a PhD in an area of physics research, and strong leadership qualities. Previous editorial and/or managerial experience is a distinct additional advantage. The job will be based in our modern London, Berlin or New York offices.

This demanding and stimulating role calls for a keen interest in the practice and communication of science; a key aspect of the job is interacting with the scientific community and attending international conferences. The successful candidate must, therefore, be dynamic and outgoing, be prepared to travel, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Applicants for the Chief Editor position should send: a CV; a statement (1,500 words maximum) that encapsulates your vision for the journal's content, competitive position and longer-term development; 10 commissioning ideas for review-type articles, including suggested titles and authors, and a brief rationale for each idea; and a cover letter that details their salary expectations and explains why they think they are suitable for the position.

For Candidates Applying for the US based position -

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO IsThe Law Poster:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Summer Hours

For Candidates applying for the Berlin based position -

Limitation: None

Working Hours: Full-time

Company and Location: Springer Science + Business Media Deutschland GmbH, Berlin

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Varied and interesting tasks

  • An excellent working environment with flat hierarchies

  • A good work life balance with fair working hours of 37 hours/week + a generous and flexible vacation package of 30 days/year

  • Discounted public transport

  • Discounted book prices

  • An excellent on-site cafeteria

Closing date: 13th July 2017, but candidates will be considered as they apply.

Excited by the prospect of joining us? We are looking forward to your online application.

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